Life after Downton Abbey continues picking up speed for star Jessica Brown Findlay. The former Lady Sybil has recently signed on to star in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Fox’s version of the Frankenstein story – and there are several in development around Hollywood at the moment, because apparently Frankenstein fever is a thing now – will tell the tale through the eyes of the doctor’s assistant, Igor. (Who is, of course, not in Shelley’s novel at all, but we’ll let that slide because the premise is interesting, in a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead kind of way.)
X-Men: First Class’ James McAvoy is set to play Victor Frankenstein, while Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe – who continues to do everything he can to take roles that are not like Harry Potter – will play Igor. Reports have Findlay playing a character called Lorelai, a circus performer who becomes close with Igor.
Oh, and Sherlock’s Paul McGuigan will be directing the film, so you know the movie will at the very least look incredible. Want more details on Findlay's post-Downton plans? Read on.