Yvonne Strahovski And Miranda Otto Join I, Frankenstein

Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Waterford on The Handmaid's Tale
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For your typical movie, there are three main parts that need to be nailed down: the protagonist, the antagonist and the female lead (I don't mean to sound sexist, but just quickly think about the ratio of male driven stories to female ones in Hollywood and then notice my use of the word "typical"). In the case of Stuart Beattie's I, Frankenstein, Aaron Eckhart is set to play the hero, just yesterday it was announced that Bill Nighy is in talks to be the villain, and now the project has found its leading lady. In fact, it has found two.

THR has learned that Yvonne Strahovski is now in final talks and Miranda Otto has signed on for the graphic novel adaptation. The story follows a Frankenstein's monster named Adam (Eckhart) who is pursued by literal demons that wish to know the secret of his creation. Strahovski will play a scientist who works in the field of reanimation and is tricked by the demons into creating an army. Apparently the film also involves gargoyles who help Adam on his journey, as Otto - no relation to Socratis Otto, who joined the cast yesterday as Nighy's right-hand-man - will be playing the queen of the stone creatures. Production is scheduled to begin this winter in Australia and the film will be distributed by Lionsgate.

As I mentioned a few months ago, when Strahovski was added to the cast of My Mother's Curse starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand, now is the time for her to be picking up as many film projects as she can, particularly with her NBC series, Chuck, coming to an end. Happy to see that she's doing just that.

Eric Eisenberg
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NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.