Getty/ Kirra Cheers/ Chris Chapman
EXCLUSIVE: After his big animated film Oscar win on Sunday Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro is getting closer to finding his next live-action film. Sources tell Deadline that Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth are in early talks to star in del Toro’s Frankenstein movies on Netflix. Del Toro will write and direct the picture.
Insiders close to the picture caution that del Toro is still working on the script and that no formal offers have been made to any actors. But sources add that he has met with all three and each is on board to star.
Netflix declined to comment.
Del Toro has been developing the Frankenstein project for some time and has always wanted to make a film focusing on the iconic Mary Shelley story. It is unknown if his version would be a period picture or set in modern times. It is also unknown who would play Doctor Frankenstein or his creation; it is believed that Goth would play Doctor Frankenstein’s love interest.
Even in his early days, del Toro seems to be assembling an ensemble as fiery as anything in this town. Isaac continues to be as busy as any actor in town, coming off his Emmy-nominated work on HBO’s Scenes from a marriage and the Marvel limited series Moon Knight. He was also recently cast to play Kurt Vonnegut in the limited series Helltown. Garfield received an Emmy nomination and SAG nomination for his work in Under the banner of heaven and is also set to star in the StudioCanal pic We live in the time. As for Goth, she’s becoming the new go to scream queen with not one, not two, but three critically acclaimed horror films X, its prequel Pearl and infinity pool, which premiered at Sundance.
More to come as this comes together.