Saturday, April 20, 2024

Monster Mash Exclusive: Andrew Garfield Out of Guillermo del Toro’s “Frankenstein,” Jacob Elordi Said to Be In


Fresh from having his bathwater drunk in “Saltburn,” Jacob Elordi may have a new gig.

Sources say that Elordi is taking over the role of the Frankenstein monster from Andrew Garfield in a new “Frankenstein” movie for Netflix.

Guillermo del Toro had already announced the film co-starring Oscar Isaac as the doctor — named Pretorious — who tracks down the monster who was believed to have died in a fire 40 years earlier. (So this won’t be ‘Young’ Frankenstein.) Two time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Mia Goth co-star.

Garfield is out due to scheduling conflicts. He has a lot of back-to-back projects including playing scientist Carl Sagan.

del Toro told Collider website back in the fall:

“I’m doing Frankenstein. We’re working on it, we start shooting on it in February. It’s a movie I’ve been wanting to do for 50 years since I saw the first Frankenstein and I had an epiphany and is basically a movie that requires a lot of growth and a lot of tools that I couldn’t have done 10 years ago, 20 years ago and now I’m brave or crazy enough or something and we’re going to tackle it.”

Elordi is hot hot hot right now after “Priscilla” and “Saltburn” launched him out of HBO’s “Euphoria.” (If and when “Euphoria” ever returns, they may have to feature a new, younger crowd now that Elordi, Zendaya, and Sydney Sweeney have flown the coop.)

So will Jacob Elordi do the Monster Mash this year? Seems like it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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