Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones joins Mary Shelley’s Monster
Sophie Turner is just one of several ‘Game of Thrones’ stars to move their talents from small-screen to the big-screen. The young actor, made famous from her role as Sansa Stark in the popular HBO series, has joined the upcoming film ‘Mary Shelley’s Monster’.
Mary Shelley is of course the author of the classic novel ‘Frankenstein’ and will take on the role of Mary Shelley herself. The film will also star Jeremy Irvine, chosen to play the husband of Mary Shelley named Percy Shelley, while Taissa Farmiga will play the role of Mary’s stepsister, Claire Clairmont.
Producer Rose Ganguzza spoke about the upcoming film to Deadline explaining the film as, “the story of the most extraordinary 19th century teenage heroine told in a visceral, sexy, contemporary way.” That may sound a little vague, but the story is still under wraps at this point until the project moves closer to production.
Rose made it a point to say that the film is not a “period drama,” which has been done numerous times in the past, but instead is the account of Shelley writing the novel. The film will take a dark turn as Shelley creates the story, and moves further along in a love-triangle. Deborah Baxtrom wrote the screenplay and Coky Giedroyc is directing.
Ganguzza, Damon Lane, J. Todd Harris and Marc Marcum are attached as producers. There is no release window at this time.