Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has his eyes on Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac, and Mia Goth for his Frankenstein movie on Netflix. Variety reports that the three actors are in early talks with del Toro to star in his upcoming project Frankenstein, which del Toro will write and direct. News of these potential casting choices comes just a few days after del Toro’s dark take on Pinocchio took home the Oscar for best animated feature, the director’s third Oscar after winning two for 2017’s The Shape of Water. Del Toro’s take on Frankenstein is one of many projects he has lined up with Netflix, and the project is still in very early discussion.
Guillermo del Toro Eyes Major Stars for ‘Frankenstein’ Movie on Netflix
Guillermo del Toro is sure to give a unique take on Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, although it remains unknown what sort of approach he is taking. Regardless, he’s clearly aiming high with actors who have major star status and whose talents are widely acclaimed. Andrew Garfield recently had quite a streak of successful projects including The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Spider-Man: No W ay Home, and his Oscar-nominated role in Tick, Tick… Boom! He most recently appeared in the Hulu series Under the Banner of Heaven before choosing to take a short break from acting.
Oscar Isaac has also been keeping himself busy, earning much praise for his performances in Dune and the Marvel series Moon Knight. He’s also reprising his voice role as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099 in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Mia Goth is best known for starring in X slasher trilogy as Maxine Minx and Pearl. She also starred in Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Frankenstein is one of the many projects Guillermo del Toro has in the works as part of his multi-year deal with Netflix. How he will adapt Frankenstein and what roles Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac, and Mia Goth will play remains a mystery. However, given del Toro’s history, it’s sure to be Frankenstein like we’ve never seen it before.