Suddenly, female-led riffs on Frankenstein are all the rage, and it’s Diablo Cody’s turn to get in on the fun. Lisa Frankenstein, Cody’s latest offbeat take on horror-romance (after Jennifer’s Body) teams her with Kappa Kappa Die director Zelda Williams and actress Kathryn Newton, known for Freaky and Ant-Man 3.
Newton stars with Riverdale‘s Cole Sprouse as the unusual couple at the heart of this story about a high school misfit and her crush…who happens to be a corpse.
Here’s the synopsis: A coming of RAGE love story from acclaimed writer Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body) about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse. After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness… and a few missing body parts along the way.
Also in the cast are Liza Soberano, Henry Eikenberry, Joe Chrest, and Carla Gugino. Gugino is killing it (literally) right now in Netflix’s Fall of the House of Usher.
Focus Features will release Lisa Frankenstein into theaters on February 9th 2024.