Danny Boyle Casts Benedict Cumberbatch And Jonny Lee Miller In His Frankenstein

Posted by October 29, 2010 Comment

Freshly-minted BFI fellow Danny Boyle has revealed the interesting little hook he’s cooked up for his version of Frankenstein. One of the two projects that then director says will keep him from getting right on with 28 Months Later – the other being the opening ceremony for London’s 2012 Olympics – this retelling of Mary Shelley’s novel is being mounted not as a movie, but for the stage.

Boyle has told The Daily Mail that he’s cast Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the lead roles of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster. But which is which? That’s the funky bit: they’re going to share, alternating night by night.

A particularly theatrical conceit, and it should convince some die-hards to buy more than one ticket.

(Last Updated October 29, 2010 5:03 am )