'Chuck' Star Yvonne Strahovski Lands 'I, Frankenstein' Female Lead

November 17, 2011
Source: Deadline

Yvonne Strahovski

Just yesterday Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean franchise star Bill Nighy joined the comic book adaptation of I, Frankenstein being directed by Stuart Beattie, of Tomorrow When the War Began, who also wrote the script based on a comic by Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the Underworld franchise. Now Deadline has word that "Chuck" star Yvonne Strahovski, who hit the big screen earlier this year in Killer Elite, has landed the lead female role opposite Aaron Eckhart as the titular protagonist of the comic book adaptation. The stunning Australian actress will be playing his love interest, a beautiful and gifted scientist.

In addition, THR reports Miranda Otto (Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings) has also joined the cast playing the queen of the gargoyles who wants to help Frankenstein. For those just joining us, the story follows Eckhart as a Frankenstein monster, who is being hunted by demons that want to learn the secret of his creation in order to build an army of reanimated corpse demons. I, Frankenstein is in development at Lionsgate through Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features. Production is scheduled to start in January in Australia, with an early 2013 release already slated.

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  • Anonymous
    So hot. Hothothothothot. I hope she gets more leads soon.
  • Anonymous
    Has anyone seen Yvonne Strahovski in any feature films? I've seen her in Chuck and she wasn't any good in that. Aaron Eckhart and Nighy seem very promising though.
    • Wizkeat
      Are you serious? Yvonne is fantastic in Chuck. She will be burning up the silver screen a lot from now on.  She is a fantastic actress and great at facial expressions. 
  • jamer
    what are u taking about she's awsome in chuck............iam glad she is getting opportunity's in the movie industry..i want to keep seeing her more since chuck is going to end soon..she is a great actress...
  • SV7
    Yvonne's awesome in CHUCK. She nails it. And she's gorgeous. I like CHUCK a lot - it's pretty entertaining, but it does stretch its credibility (and budget) sometimes, bless 'em... At those moments, Yvonne is one of the big reasons to keep watching.
  • Thexn
    There are some names being attached to this that I very much enjoy. And the concept is interesting, if somewhat trippy. If the direction and screenplay can hold up their end, this might be something I'd be interested in seeing.




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