Boyle's 'Frankenstein' with Benedict Cumberbatch Heads to Theaters
By the end of 2012, it will have been quite an impressive couple of years for Benedict Cumberbatch. Not only has the actor already starred in Oscar nominated films like War Horse and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, but his BBC series "Sherlock" just premiered its second season, he was voted The Sun's Sexiest Man, he just finished shooting Star Trek 2 and will be seen in The Hobbit in December. Now audiences will see one of his more exclusive performances as director Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) will have his stage production of Frankenstein with Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller head to theaters. Read on!
For those interested, here's the new trailer for Danny Boyle's stage production of Frankenstein:
THR has word that the stage production will be shown in select movie theaters as a Fathom Event on June 6th and 7th. The main reason it's being shown two different days is for the presentation of two different recordings. Across the pond at the Royal National Theater in London, Cumberbatch and Miller would alternate playing Dr. Frankenstein and his monster each night to great effect (as you can see above), and both versions will be shown in theaters. The production only ran for two months on stage and was a huge hit in the United Kingdom, so to be able to see it in theaters will be the best way to get a taste of seeing it in person. I know that I'm going to head to the theater and check this out, and you can do the same by going to Fathom Events website to get a list of locations and purchase your tickets right now.
P.S. As a bit of weird bonus information for you, while Benedict Cumberbatch has found success as Sherlock Holmes on the aforementioned BBC series, his Frankenstein cohort Jonny Lee Miller (who can next be seen in Dark Shadows), will also play a version of the iconic detective in "Elementary" a new series coming this fall on CBS. Maybe Miller and Cumberbatch can just keep alternating roles like this all the time?