Is Daniel Radcliffe pasty enough and ghostly enough to star in “Frankenstein”?
Apparently so. The “Harry Potter” star is interested in playing the lead role of Hunchback in Paul McGuigan’s revisionist take on the classic tale, a person familiar with the project told TheWrap.
The film is in the works at Twentieth Century Fox, where the focus for now is getting a finalized script, at which point serious talks will begin with actors, the person said.
Earlier this month, McGuigan signed on to direct the film for Fox and producers Davis Entertainment.
Based on a script by Max Landis (“Chronicle”), this adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel of the same name, puts a sci-fi take on this classic story about a creature produced through a scientific experiment.
Hunchback is described as pathologically dirty and dressed in old clowns clothing.
Several dozen other Frankenstein-based projects are in the works in Hollywood.
Shawn Levy was previously attached to the project but reportedly parted ways with Fox over budget issues.