Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Tilda Swinton Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Doctor Strange' Tilda Swinton Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In 'Doctor Strange' Watch: Jason Segel Plays David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg In The First Trailer For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Watch: Jason Segel Plays David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg In The First Trailer For ‘The End Of The Tour’ The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Lonely Island Movie Is Called 'Conner4real,’ Targets Justin Bieber & Katy Perry, Adds Sarah Silverman, Imogen Poots, & More Lonely Island Movie Is Called 'Conner4real,’ Targets Justin Bieber & Katy Perry, Adds Sarah Silverman, Imogen Poots, & More Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

James McAvoy Will Build A Monster In 'Frankenstein' With Daniel Radcliffe

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 25, 2013 at 2:52PM

James McAvoy doesn't take the well traveled path, and frankly, his choices all the more interesting for it. Oh sure, he's one of the anchors of the new "X-Men" films, but he's also been using that clout to take on gnarlier roles in movies like Danny Boyle's erotic mindbender "Trance," and the gritty cop flick "Welcome To The Punch." He tips the bottle hard in the upcoming "Filth" and teams with Jessica Chastain for the double romantic drama "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" which is headed for TIFF. But Fox still wants to keep him in their blockbuster barn.
3
James McAvoy

James McAvoy doesn't take the well traveled path, and frankly, his choices all the more interesting for it. Oh sure, he's one of the anchors of the new "X-Men" films, but he's also been using that clout to take on gnarlier roles in movies like Danny Boyle's erotic mindbender "Trance," and the gritty cop flick "Welcome To The Punch." He tips the bottle hard in the upcoming "Filth" and teams with Jessica Chastain for the double romantic drama "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" which is headed for TIFF. But Fox still wants to keep him in their blockbuster barn.

And thus, the actor has landed the role of Victor Von Frankenstein in the monster movie co-starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Toby Kebbell (“The East," “Prince of Persia”) were both previously vying for the role, but we can only imagine that the studio is happier with the bigger name. And certainly, a pairing of McAvoy and Radcliffe is one to look forward to. This reboot has been penned by Max Landis ("Chronicle"), though exact plot specifics are under wraps. Either way, the casting is not too shabby. 

"Lucky Number Slevin" and "Gangster No. 1" helmer Paul McGuigan directs, with production slated to start this fall. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Frankenstein, James McAvoy


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates