Sophie Turner Set To Play Mary Shelley In New Film
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.12.2014
A unique take on how she came up with Frankenstein...
Deadline reports that Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones, Barely Lethal, Alone) is set to play Frankenstein author Mary Shelley in the film Mary Shelly's Monster. The film also stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Stonewall) as Percy Shelley and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, The Bling Ring) as her stepsister Claire Clairmont. It was written by Deborah Baxtrom and follows Shelly as she writes the book. She makes a bargain with her "monster" alter ego, who offers her fame at a personal cost. Shelley published the original book when she was 21, just after she married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Producer Rose Ganguzza (Kill Your Darlings) said: "[Mary Shelley's Monster is] the story of the most extraordinary 19th century teenage heroine told in a visceral, sexy, contemporary way. Our film is not a period drama. It is a story of youth that transcends time, a gothic romance, a love triangle that involves a dark passenger and we are tremendously excited to have such an exciting cast onboard this wonderful project."
Coky Giedroyc (The Killing, Penny Dreadful) will direct and produce. Other producers include J Todd Harris (The Kids Are All Right), Damon Lane and Marc Marcum. Filming will begin later this year in the UK and Malta.