The Bride of Frankenstein is making a comeback due to Scarlett Johansson. The Avengers: Endgame star has signed on to play the main function in Bride for Apple and A24. Johansson may also produce the film, which is a brand new tackle the traditional character. Apparently, this doesn’t look like tied in any respect to the model Common has been engaged on for a number of years, initially as part of the failed Darkish Universe.
In line with a brand new report, Apple and A24 have partnered once more for Bride. The 2 beforehand labored collectively on Billy Murray and Rashida Jones’ On the Rocks, which debuts this weekend. Scarlett Johansson will produce alongside Jonathan Lia. Sebastian Lelio (A Implausible Lady, Gloria}) is about to direct. A logline has additionally been revealed, which reads as follows.
“A lady created to be a perfect spouse, the singular obsession of an excellent entrepreneur, rejects her creator, and is pressured to flee her confined existence, confronting a world that sees her as a monster. It’s on the run that she finds her true identification, her shocking energy, and the power to remake herself as her personal creation.”
The Bride of Frankenstein initially made it to the large display in 1935 within the traditional monster film directed by James Whale. It was a sequel to 1931’s Frankenstein and stays in excessive regard to this present day. Common had been making an attempt to crack the code for a while on a remake, with Invoice Condon and, extra just lately, David Koep, hooked up to direct. Angelina Jolie had been eyed for the lead function. Johansson had this to say in a press release.
“It’s lengthy overdue for Bride to step out of the shadow of her male counterpart and stand alone. Working alongside Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum, Sebastian and I are extraordinarily excited to emancipate this traditional anti-heroine and reanimate her story to replicate the change we see right this moment.”
In one other fascinating wrinkle, Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo are writing the script. Blum and Angelo additionally just lately wrote the brand new Wolfman film, which has Ryan Gosling hooked up to star. That film is being produced by Blumhouse for Common and comes scorching on the heels of the success of The Invisible Man earlier this 12 months. Bride, however, appears to be its personal factor unbiased of Common’s present, filmmaker-driven plans for its traditional monster franchise. Tom Cruise’s 2017 The Mummy each began and ended the Darkish Universe, which was meant to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe of monster motion pictures. That did not precisely pan out.
Scarlett Johansson starred in final 12 months’s Avengers: Endgame, which turned the highest-grossing film in historical past. The actress can also be set to reprise the function of Natasha Romanoff as soon as extra in Black Widow, which was initially alleged to arrive this 12 months however has since been pushed to 2021. We’ll remember to preserve you posted as additional particulars on Bride are made accessible. This information involves us by way of The Hollywood Reporter.