The cast of Focus Features' Lisa Frankenstein has been announced via a Deadline exclusive, which reveal several prominent actors making their presence in the film that serves as Zelda Williams' feature-length directorial debut.
Carla Gugino (Gerald's Game) will play the lead in the horror comedy directed by Liza Soberano, who is said to be playing the father of the film. Cole Sprouse (Riverdale) will play as the two leads.
The roles that the cast will be playing haven't been revealed, but the upcoming horror comedy film serves as a reimagining of the classic Frankenstein tale. Set in the 1980s, the Lisa Frankenstein will revolve on a high school student who, using a broken tanning bed, recreates the corpse of a young Victorian man. More details on Lisa Frankenstein are expected as the film's production progresses.
Lisa Frankenstein appears to demonstrate that while the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff remains the most popular iteration of the story, Hollywood has provided its fair share of Frankenstein spoofs. These include the Young Frankenstein adaptation and Tim Burton's stop-motion animated Frankenweenie, which has been available for almost a century.
Diablo Cody, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Juno, writes the script for Lisa Frankenstein, with Mason Novick of MXN Entertainment producing the film. Jeffrey Lampert serves as the executive producer with Focus Features' Michelle Momplaisir managing production.
Williams' directorial debut is shaping up to be an exciting picture to watch. Along with Lisa Frankenstein, Gugino will star in The Fall of the House of Usher, an upcoming Netflix horror miniseries based on the story of the same name by Edgar Allen Poe. Chrest, who previously played Ted Wheeler in Stranger Things, will star in Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese. Eikenberry will star in Apple TV+'s The Crowded Room.
Lisa Frankenstein has no set release date, despite the film still in its early stages of development: