British actress Sophie Turner (‘Barely Lethal,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Alone’) has landed the role of ‘Frankenstein’ author Mary Shelley in the Coky Giedroyc-helmed ‘Mary Shelley’s Monster,’ according to the folks at Deadline.
The film tracks Shelley as she writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own “monster” of an alter ego, who offers literary fame at a desperate personal cost.
Jeremy Irvine (‘Stonewall,’ ‘War Horse’) will play her husband, Percy Shelley, with ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Bling Ring’ actress Taissa Farmiga as her stepsister, Claire Clairmont.
‘Mary Shelley’s Monster’ will go before cameras later this year in the UK and Malta. Giedrovc (‘Penny Dreadful,’ ‘The Killing’) directs from a screenplay by Deborah Baxtrom (‘Living with Frankenstein’).