Jacob Elordi is preparing for a monstrous role…
The 26-year-old half-Spanish Australian actor will form part of the all-star ensemble cast of Oscar-winning filmmaker’s Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein at Netflix.
The Saltburn actor joins a cast that includes Christoph Waltz, Felix Kammerer, Lars Mikkelsen, David Bradley and Christian Convery.
Oscar Isaac, who will play Victor Frankenstein, and Mia Goth are set to star in the pic.
del Toro is writing, directing and producing alongside J. Miles Dale, who served as a producer on del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities for Netflix.
The classic Mary Shelley novel follows Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but egotistical scientist who brings a creature to life in a monstrous experiment that ultimately leads to the undoing of both the creator and his tragic creation.
del Toro has been developing the Frankenstein project for some time and long has wanted to make a movie centered on the iconic story. It is unknown whether his version would be a period pic or set in modern times.
Elordi has had a busy stretch with multiple awards-season films bowing including the Amazon MGM Studios film Saltburn, in which he starred opposite Barry Keoghan. He also played Elvis Presley in A24’s Priscilla directed by Sofia Coppola.