'Downton' Star Joins Daniel Radcliffe in Horror Classic FRANKENSTEIN
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay has signed on to 20th Century Fox's upcoming reboot of FRANKENSTEIN. The actress will join previously announced cast members Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy in the Mary Shelley classic.
The Paul McGuigan-helmed project will be a retelling of the gothic horror story "from the perspective of Igor, the hunchbacked assistant to Victor Frankenstein." Radcliffe will star as Igor, while McAvoy portrays the mad scientist who attempts to erect his own human being. Findlay will play "a trapeze artist who is saved by Igor after an accident, with the two becoming very close in the aftermath."
Radcliffe recently told THR, "It's about two young, brilliant guys pushing each other. Eventually one loses his morality and the other has to bring him back."
Findlay is best known for her role of Lady Sybil, on the ITV historical drama Downton Abbey. Her film credits include the 2011 U.K. drama Albatross and will soon be seen in Warner Bros' Winter's Tale, opposite Will Smith, Colin Farrell and Matt Bomer.