Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse will star in Zelda Williams’ feature-length directorial debut “Lisa Frankenstein” with Diablo Cody set to write the script. The film follows a high schooler who accidentally re-animates a Victorian corpse during a storm. The filming is set to begin later this summer.
Set in 1989, the film follows an unpopular high schooler who accidentally re-animates a handsome Victorian corpse during a lightning storm and starts to rebuild him into the man of her dreams using the broken tanning bed in her garage.
Cody will write and serve as a producer alongside Mason Novick who will produce via his MXN Entertainment banner. The film reunites Cody and Novick who have previously collaborated on films including Tully, Young Adult, Jennifer’s Body, and Juno.
Jeff Lampert will serve as executive producer. Focus Features’s Vice President of Production and Development, Michelle Momplaisir, will serve as the creative executive on the project.