Carla Gugino and More Join a Horror Comedy
As production begins on Lisa Frankenstein in New Orleans, Deadline announces that Focus Features has signed on four new cast members, who will join previously announced leads Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse.
The Haunting of Hill House Carla Gugino and Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano (alone together) have been tapped to join Zelda Williams’ upcoming horror-comedy starring Joe Chrest (stranger things) and Henry Eikenberry (The crowded room).
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Lisa Frankenstein is written by Oscar winner Diablo Cody. The film will be set in 1989 following an unpopular high school girl, “who accidentally resuscitates a handsome Victorian corpse during a thunderstorm and begins to rebuild him into the man of her dreams using the broken tanning bed in her garage. “, according to the connection line.
Cody produces with Mason Novick, with Jeff Lampert serving as executive producer and Focus Features vice president of production and development Michelle Momplaisir serving as creative director.
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Newton is best known for her supporting roles in films such as lady bird, Blockers, Ben is backand Detective Pikachu. Her first starring role was in Blumhouse’s slasher comedy Weird. She is set to make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut next year in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaplaying the role of Cassie Lang.
Cole Sprouse found success early in his career after appearing as a child actor in Friendsand even in his own iconic Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Years after the conclusion of The suite life on deckSprouse then starred in The CW’s Riverdale like Jughead. He was recently seen in the HBO Max sci-fi romantic comedy Moon shot.