Jacob Elordi takes the lead in Netflix’s “Frankenstein”
Netflix’s upcoming “Frankenstein” adaptation by Guillermo Del Toro has undergone a casting shift, with Jacob Elordi stepping into the titular role originally earmarked for Andrew Garfield, as confirmed by thehollywoodreporter.com.
Elordi joins an ensemble cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Christopher Waltz and Felix Kammerer in this highly anticipated project. Del Toro, who was confirmed to write and direct the film in March 2023, had initially considered Garfield for the lead role, but Netflix officially announced Elordi’s takeover on Sunday.
This announcement coincides with a busy period for Elordi, who recently portrayed Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla and starred in Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn.
Prior to these projects, he gained recognition for his role as Nate Jacobs in HBO’s Euphoria.
Frankenstein marks Del Toro’s second collaboration with Netflix, following his Oscar-winning Pinocchio adaptation. The acclaimed director also crafted the anthology series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities for the streaming platform, showcasing his diverse storytelling abilities.
Oscar Isaac, known for his roles in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and Ex Machina, contributes to the film’s stellar lineup, alongside rising horror star Felix Kammerer and the renowned Christopher Waltz, famous for his role in Django Unchained.