Daniel Radcliffe is Interested in Leading New 'Frankenstein' at Fox

September 27, 2012
Source: The Wrap

Daniel Radcliffe / Frankenstein

Now that the new take on the classic monster movie Frankenstein is in the hands of Lucky Number Slevin helmer Paul McGuigan, after Shawn Levy was seemingly too busy to commit, the cast is starting to shape up. While no official deals are in place and no offers are out, The Wrap has word that Daniel Radcliffe is very interested in taking the lead role of Hunchback in the project that is being called a revisionist take on the classic tale. I would think the Hunchback character would be that of Igor, so maybe this tale is taking the perspective of the assistant to Dr. Frankenstein as he embarks on his infamous experiment? More below!

The character is described as "pathologically dirty and dressed in old clowns clothing," and that sounds like quite an interesting role for Radcliffe. Of course, he's taking on the role of Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings and a guy who sprouts horns and has to find his girlfriend's murderer, so he'll be doing some interesting work between now and then. Either way, it's too early to think this is a done deal. The studio is waiting for a finalized script before serious talks with the actors will begin. That task falls to Chronicle writer Max Landis, giving a sci-fi spin to the Frankenstein tale. Stay tuned as this project develops.

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Why not? he already have the wardrobe

TOONFED on Sep 27, 2012


but igor (or any assistant for that matter) is not in the original book = was so excited now this kinda bummed me out, would like to see him in the roll of dr. frankenstein...

James Zagorski on Sep 27, 2012


I agree. Radcliffe would be a perfect Dr. Frankenstein. That was instantly what I thought when I saw the headline. Maybe someone will come to their senses and cast him as such. Either that, or we can hope that the "word" mentioned in Ethan's story isn't 100% accurate.

Jedi on Sep 28, 2012


Ygor isn't Frankenstein's assistant in the first movie either, the hunchback was Fritz played by Dwight Frye. Ygor is never a helper, he's a selfish brute who keeps trying to control the monster for revenge then trying to get his brain put in the Monster's body, and when he does, the monster goes blind. In the next movie the monster stumbles around blindly, but all references were removed making Bela Lugosi playing the monster instead of Ygor in Ghost of Frankenstein look silly.

Armitage on Sep 28, 2012

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