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Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay Takes the Female Lead in Frankenstein

September 11, 2013


"Downton Abbey" star Jessica Brown Findlay has taken the female lead in 20th Century Fox's upcoming Frankenstein. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, saying that she'll play an injured trapeze artist who comes under the care of Dr. Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and Igor (Daniel Radcliffe).

The film, to be directed by Paul McGuigan and scripted by Max Landis (Chronicle) adapts Mary Shelley's 1818 novel.

"I began to pick apart our knowledge of 'Frankenstein' and discovered that the publicís idea of this myth comes from a million different places," Landis told ShockTillYouDrop.com last year. "...I became committed to recontextualizing it all so it all worked in one story. By the end of the day, itís a period piece and yes, itís from Igorís perspective, but man itís cool. Itís the best thing Iíve written."

Findlay can be seen soon on the big screen in Akiva Goldsman's directorial debut, Winter's Tale, hitting theaters February 14, 2014.

(Photo Credit: WENN.com)


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