- By SAMANTHA COLWELL
Cole Sprouse playing a hundreds-of-years-old reanimated corpse in an 80s horror/comedy/romance inspired by a classic novel? Looks like the monster heyday isn’t over.
This tongue-in-cheek retelling of Mary Shelley’s iconic horror work Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus centers around Lisa Swallows, a 1980s goth who brings a Victorian corpse back to life by employing a broken tanning machine and a lightning storm. Lisa is played by Kathryn Newton, known for roles such as Cassie in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Abigail in Big Little Lies, and the older version of Claire in Supernatural. Sprouse takes the role of the reanimated corpse; his long career spans roles including Cody in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Jughead Jones in Riverdale, andRoss’s son Ben in Friends. Other cast members include Liza Soberano (of Filipino television stardom) and Carla Gugino (The Fall of the House of Usher, Spy Kids, Night at the Museum).
Fans of iconic 2000s movies like Jennifer’s Body and Juno will rejoice at Diablo Cody’s return to the screen. Cody took a hiatus from screenwriting to craft the book for the Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill, an Alanis Morissette jukebox musical, which won the Tony for “Best Book of a Musical” after its 2019 premiere.
Lisa Frankenstein hits theaters on February 9, 2024.
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