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