‘The Bride’: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Frankenstein Film Casts Jessie Buckley, Christian Bale, Penelope Cruz, & More

I hope the Mary Shelley estate is getting some cash from all of these Frankenstein reimaginings. Between The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster, Lisa Frankenstein, and Poor Things, there’s a wealth of Frankenstein-related projects, many of themabout and from women. Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix movie is obviously a bit different. And Maggie Gyllenhaal is getting into the mix with The Bride, and man, the cast she’s put together is loaded!

Deadline reports that Gyllenhaal’s film will star Jessie Buckley, Christian Bale, Annette Benning, Penelope Cruz, and her husband, Peter Sarsgaard. Damn! World of Reel notes a rumor that John Mulaney could be involved, too. The film is rumored to be a remake of the 1936 classic The Bride of Frankenstein, and the logline goes a long way to confirming that…

A lonely Frankenstein travels to 1930s Chicago to seek the aide of a Dr. Euphronius in creating a companion for himself. The two reinvigorate a murdered young woman and the Bride is born. She is beyond what either of them intended, igniting a combustible romance, the attention of the police and a wild and radical social movement.

Gyllenhaal came roaring out of the gates as a director in 2021 with The Lost Daughter, which also starred Buckley and Sarsgaard. That film went on to earn three Oscar nominations, including for Gyllenhaal’s screenplay.

The plan is for Gyllenaal to shoot The Bride very soon, so look for this one to be a major player when it’s ready to drop.