Jacob Elordi to Play Frankenstein’s Monster in Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix Adaptation

Jacob Elordi is alive! The actor will portray Frankenstein‘s monster in director Guillermo del Toro‘s upcoming adaptation of the classic tale.

He is taking over the role from Andrew Garfield. The “Spider-Man” and “Tick, Tick… Boom” star departed the Netflix project due to strike-related scheduling conflicts, according to Deadline, which first reported the news of Elordi’s replacement casting.

Elordi joins the previously announced ensemble of Oscar Isaac, who is playing Victor Frankenstein, as well as Mia Goth and Christoph Waltz. Felix Kammerer (“All Quiet on the Western Front”), Lars Mikkelsen (“The Witcher”), David Bradley (“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”) and Christian Convery (“Sweet Tooth”) were also added to the call sheet.

Del Toro, the Oscar-winning filmmaker of “The Shape of Water,” is writing, directing and producing “Frankenstein.” It’s based on Mary Shelley’s novel about the brilliant but egotistical scientist Victor Frankenstein, who brings a creature to life in a monstrous experiment. The text has been adapted for the screen many times, most notably in 1931’s “Frankenstein,” directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff.

Elordi, the 26-year-old actor who rose to fame in HBO’s “Euphoria,” has experience with portraying well-known figures — real or fictional. He recently played Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s drama “Priscilla.” Elordi also starred alongside Barry Keoghan in the fall’s dark comedy “Saltburn,” directed by Emerald Fennell. He is repped by Gersh.

“Frankenstein” continues Netflix’s partnership with del Toro, including the Academy Award-winning “Pinocchio,” the anthology series “Cabinet of Curiosities,” and the animated films “Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans” and “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia.”

Photos: “Priscilla” Screen Captures

Added new screen captures of Jacob Elordi in “Priscilla” (2023). Check them out!

Videos: “He Went That Way” (Official Trailer)

Vertical Entertainment will release the Jacob Elordi/Zachary Quinto thriller HE WENT THAT WAY on streaming next month, arriving on digital platforms on January 12th, 2024. The film will launch in US theaters in limited release on January 5th.

He Went That Way is directed by Jeffrey Darling in his directorial debut and is based on the non-fiction book Luke Karamazov by Conrad Hilberry. The film follows Jim Goodwin, an animal trainer accompanied by his pet chimpanzee, who picks up a hitchhiker later revealed to be a serial killer. It is inspired by real life events involving serial killer Larry Lee Ranes.

Check out the official trailer:

Photos: “Saltburn” Screen Captures

Added new screen captures of Jacob Elordi in “Saltburn” (2023). Check them out!

Photos: Images from Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series

Added new photos of Jacob Elordi for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

Photos: GQ (UK) – December

Added new magazine scans of Jacob Elordi in GQ (UK Magazine) in December.

Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ Returns With Jacob Elordi

Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series returns featuring the biggest stars in this year’s Oscar race for Season 19. The four episodes will debut on PBS SoCal on Jan. 11 at 8 to 10 p.m., followed by encores on KCET and public television stations across the country and the WORLD Channel (check local listings). All episodes will stream on pbssocal.org and the free PBS App following their premieres.

Variety’s “Actors on Actors” issue will hit newsstands on Dec. 6, and the conversations will start airing on Monday, Dec. 4, on Variety.com and its social media channels.

This year’s “Actors on Actors” lineup includes:

Margot Robbie (“Barbie”) & Cillian Murphy (“Oppenheimer”)

Robert Downey Jr. (“Oppenheimer”) & Mark Ruffalo (“Poor Things”)

Emily Blunt (“Oppenheimer”) & Anne Hathaway (“Eileen”)

Halle Bailey (“The Little Mermaid”, “The Color Purple”) & Rachel Zegler (“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”)

Emma Stone (“Poor Things”) & Bradley Cooper (“Maestro”)

Colman Domingo (“Rustin,” “The Color Purple”) & Jacob Elordi (“Priscilla,” “Saltburn”)

Carey Mulligan (“Maestro”) & Michael Fassbender (“The Killer”)

Jeffrey Wright (“American Fiction”) & Taraji P. Henson (“The Color Purple”)

Greta Lee (“Past Lives”) & Andrew Scott (“All of Us Strangers”)

Annette Bening (“Nyad”) & Julianne Moore (“May December”)

Natalie Portman (“May December”) & Paul Mescal (“All of Us Strangers”)

Alden Ehrenreich (“Fair Play,” “Oppenheimer”) & Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“The Holdovers”)

“I’m so excited that ‘Actors on Actors’ – the most prestigious franchise of awards season – will be returning with one of our biggest lineups yet,” said Variety Co-Editor-In-Chief Ramin Setoodeh. “These conversations will truly be the talk of the internet as we roll them out over 12 days, starting on Dec. 4 and on PBS SoCal in January.”

“Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2019 and is nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award this year. The series is produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC.

Photos: Filming “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” (November 21)

Added new on set photos of Jacob Elordi filming “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” on November 21.

Photos: Total Film (December)

Added new magazine scans of Jacob Elordi in Total Film (December).

Photos: GQ Men of the Year Party 2023

Added new photos of Jacob Elordi attending the GQ Men of the Year Party 2023 VIP dinner at Chateau Marmont on November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

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