Gillermo del Toro casting Netflix Frankenstein
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The Oscar-winning director of Netflix’s Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro is already in talks with Andrew Garfield, Oscar Issac, and Mia Goth for casting in the upcoming project Frankenstein. According to reports del Toro will be writing and directing the movie.

This shall mark one more collaboration of Guillermo del Toro with Netflix after Pinocchio. Previously, the director released his anthology miniseries ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ through the streaming site in time for 2022 Halloween. There were also rumors of him adapting ‘The Buried Giant’ by Kazuo Ishiguro for Netflix.

Now, adding to the growing list of Netflix collaborations is Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein. According to sources of Deadline, the director is in talks with Andrew Garfield, Oscar Issac, and Mia Goth for the project.

Guillermo del Toro’s live-action Frankenstein

Gillermo del Toro casting Netflix Frankenstein
Guillermo del Toro (Image courtesy of The Academy Awards)

The filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has been working on the screen adaption of Frankenstein for several years now. This Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel’s adaption is part of the director’s multi-year deal with Netflix.

The screen adaption of Frankenstein is still in its early stages. The details of its writing aren’t released as well hence it is hard to predict how close the resemblance of del Toro’s Frankenstein will be with the source material.

However, as per sources Guillermo del Toro is already in talks with Andrew Garfield, Oscar Issac, and Mia Goth to star in the film. There aren’t any final offers placed on the table yet but they have met privately and discussed the film.

As per the Deadline source, Goth may play Doctor Frankenstein’s love interest in the film. Netflix has chosen to remain silent over the news until things finalize.

The cast for Netflix’s live-action Frankenstein

Gillermo del Toro casting Netflix Frankenstein
Oscar Isaac, Mia Goth, and Andrew Garfield (Image courtesy of IMDb)

The news of Guillermo del Toro working to assemble a cast for live-action Frankenstein comes as a surprise. Previously, the Oscar-winning director had revealed his doubts about the movie ever coming into reality.

In a 2019 interview at Tribeca Film Festival, the filmmaker particularly shared his doubts stating that as per his beliefs, Frankenstein might not be as bonkers as his usual films for him to adapt.

However, Deadline’s new update regarding the film’s casting has sparked new hopes for the Netflix live-action adaption.

Andrew Garfield recently worked on the Hulu miniseries ‘Under The Banner of Heaven,’ made a cameo in ‘Spiderman: No Way Home,’ and also received an Oscar nomination for Netflix’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom.’

Oscar Isacc’s recent notable work includes Scenes ‘From a Marriage’ and Marvel’s ‘Moon Night.’ He also starred in ‘The Card Counter’ and ‘Dune.’

Mia Goth is strengthening her expertise in the horror genre with Ti West’s X trilogy including ‘X’, ‘Pearl,’ and ‘MaXXXine.’ Moreover, she starred in ‘Infinite Pool’ released at Sundance.

It will be interesting to see what the final cast and synopsis of Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein looks like. Currently, Andrew Garfield, Oscar Issac, and Mia Goth have privately given a nod of availability for Netflix’s live-action adaption.

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