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Jacob Elordi to Star in Guillermo del Toro’s “Frankenstein”

Ryan Lenett



Jacob Elordi, known for “Saltburn,” is getting ready for a new character. He’s landed the role of The Monster in Guillermo del Toro’s next movie, which is a twist on Mary Shelley’s famous 1800s story “Frankenstein.” 

Elordi’s Rise to Fame

  • Everyone knows him as Noah Flynn from the “The Kissing Booth” flicks and Nate Jacobs from HBO’s hit “Euphoria.”
  • He just stepped into Elvis Presley’s shoes for Sofia Coppola’s film “Priscilla.” Critics were into his role in “Saltburn,” IGN even rated it a solid 8/10 for its unique story and flow.

Stepping into a Classic Tale

  • Andrew Garfield was supposed to be The Monster, but he had to drop out because of timing issues after an actors’ strike. Now Elordi’s taking over.
  • Oscar champ Guillermo del Toro is in charge of this new spin on the old story about Victor Frankenstein.
  • This one’s about a super smart but way too proud scientist, played by Oscar Isaac. His big dreams for science end up in a mess when his experiments go all wrong.

Star-Studded Cast

  • Oscar Isaac is playing the main guy, Victor Frankenstein. The cast also has Christoph Waltz, Mia Goth, Felix Kammerer, Lars Mikkelsen, and David Bradley.
  • Elordi’s joining them and reuniting with his “Saltburn” castmates Rosamund Pike and Barry Keoghan.

Production Details

  • Guillermo del Toro grabbed an Oscar for “The Shape of Water” and he’s the one directing this film. He also directed “Pan’s Labyrinth”.
  • J. Miles Dale is also part of the team. He’s in charge as the executive producer, and he’s teamed up with del Toro before on the project “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities”.

Frankenstein’s Legacy in Cinema

  • This book’s been turned into movies a lot, like the iconic ones from 1931 and 1935.
  • Del Toro’s version is just the newest one, following all those other takes on Shelley’s iconic story.

Elordi’s Busy Schedule

  • After his role as Elvis Presley in “Priscilla” and Felix Catton in “Saltburn,” Elordi is expanding his range even more.
  • He’s returning as Nate Jacobs “Euphoria’s third seasonp>

Del Toro’s Take

Guillermo del Toro offers a unique twist on “Frankenstein.” He’ll likely focus on the intense feelings and thoughts of the creator and creature, a common theme in his other movies.

What to Expect

  • Del Toro could include themes like being alone, who we are, and the consequences of acting like a god, much like he did in “The Shape of Water” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.”
  • His “Frankenstein” will probably look amazing, combining horror with imagination.

About Production and When It Comes Out

  • A skilled team and performers are already working on the movie.
  • They haven’t said when it’ll be out, but it looks like it will be on Netflix for people all over to watch.

Netflix’s Part

  • By teaming up with del Toro and the stars, Netflix proves they’re determined to give their viewers top-notch variety.
  • Their help means more folks might get to enjoy this new take on Frankenstein.

How It Might Change Elordi’s Path

  • Playing The Monster is a big deal for Elordi; it shows off his skill at switching things up.
  • After parts in “The Kissing Booth”, “Euphoria,” and “Priscilla,” he’s getting noticed more in Hollywood.

Cultural and Historical Significance

  • “Frankenstein” has been a cornerstone of gothic literature and cinema, influencing countless works since its publication in 1818.
  • Del Toro’s adaptation is set to add to the cultural legacy of the story, potentially offering a modern interpretation while respecting its historical roots.

In Summary

Playing the role of The Monster in Netflix’s “Frankenstein” is a huge step in his acting journey. It’s quite the gig to link up with one of today’s groundbreaking directors. This new take on Shelley’s dark and timeless novel is shaping up to be thrilling and distinct. To get the lowdown on Guillermo Del Toro’s artistic approach and his vision for the “Monsters universe,” click here.

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