“Shameless” star James McAvoy – who blew my mind with his show-stealing portrayal of Professor X in X-Men: First Class – has been tapped by Twentieth Century Fox to play Victor Von Frankenstein in their latest adaptation of the Marry Shelley novella, Deadline reports.
Fox’s search for the right actor to play Victor Von Frankenstein alongside Daniel Radliffe’s Igor in the Paul McGuigan-directed Frankenstein has ended. The studio has chosen McAvoy and the dealmaking is underway. This was a coveted role, says the site, and the studio recently tested actors that included “Boardwalk Empire‘s” Jack Huston, and Toby Kebbell, whose breakout was the Guy Ritchie-directed RocknRolla.
The film is scheduled for release on October 17, 2014.
AROUND THE WEB
this week in horror
This Week in Horror - October 9, 2017 - Cynthia, Halloween, As...
Bill Moseley and Sid Haig reunite for a new project, we’ve got an update on the new Halloween movie, and Bruce Campbell is making us very excited about Ash Vs Evil Dead season three!
More in Movies
The title of Brian Smrz‘s film says it all, and the red band trailer...
Austin-based Paper Street Pictures announced today that production is now underway on the horror-comedy...
You’ve got to hand it to these Asylum flicks, as despite the (often warranted)...
Sean Carter’s long-delayed Keep Watching will be releasing this coming Halloween night. The one-night-only event takes...