Guillermo del Toro Taps Jacob Elordi to Play Frankenstein’s Monster in Upcoming Film

Saltburn rising star Jacob Elordi has just joined the sensational cast for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Frankenstein, which the visionary director is putting together at Netflix, Deadline confirms. Elordi joins Oscar Isaac (playing Dr. Victor Frankenstein), Christoph Waltz, scream queen Mia Goth, David Bradley, Lars Mikkelsen, Christian Convery, Felix Kammerer, and more in Del Toro’s take on Mary Shelley’s iconic tale. Elordi takes over for Andrew Garfield, who had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts.

It’s hard to imagine a better pairing of material and filmmaker than Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and Del Toro, who is writing, directing, and producing the film. Del Toro’s been developing his adaptation for a while, yet whether he’s going to keep the film rooted in the past or set it in modern times is unknown.

Elordi made a big splash in Emerald Fennell’s wickedly fun Saltburn, where he played the impossibly rich and impossibly handsome Felix Catton, the apple of the conniving Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan)’s eye. He also recently played Elvis in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla. 

Longtime Del Toro collaborators like cinematographer Dan Laustsen, production designer Tamara Deverell, hair department head Cliona Furey, and composer Alexandre Desplat are on board.

For more on Guillermo del Toro’s recent Netflix films, check these out:

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” Animation Supervisor Brian Leif Hansen Packs Puppets With Emotion

Bringing Stop-Motion Puppets to Life through Sound in “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

“Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities” Production Designer Tamara Deverell’s Twisted World

For more on big titles on Netflix, check these out:

“Maestro” Costume Designer Mark Bridges on Charting the Bernstein’s Ever-Changing Style

“Maestro” Cinematographer Matthew Libatique Makes Music With the Camera

“Maestro” Editor Michelle Tesoro on Orchestrating the Epic Bernstein Love Story

Featured image: Jacob Elordi as Felix Catton in “Saltburn.” Courtesy MGM and Amazon Studios.


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