Yorgos Lanthimos’ Next Film, ‘Poor Things,’ Stars Mark Ruffalo and Emma Stone

The film is being produced by Searchlight Pictures and is based on a book by renowned Scottish novelist Alasdair Gray, which has been described as a “hilarious political allegory,” “a send-up of Victorian literature,” and “a thought-provoking conflict between men’s wants and women’s independence.”Essentially, Poor Things is a reimagining of Frankenstein in which the monster is replaced with Bella Baxter (Stone), a gorgeous, temperamental erotomaniac who is brought back to life using an infant’s brain.



Victoria Blessington drowns herself to get away from her abusive husband, Gen. Sir Aubrey Blessington. A surgeon, on the other hand, resuscitates her by transplanting the brain of the foetus she was carrying into her skull, giving the revived Bella the mental faculties of a toddler. She eventually marries a Glasgow surgeon named Archibald McCandless, whom she chloroforms before fleeing with a shady lawyer who takes her on a whirlwind tour of Europe. Bella’s brain matures, and she begins to develop a social conscience, but her growth is jeopardized when her legitimate spouse recognizes her as Victoria.



Elina Raven is an author and content writer for maxblizz. Elina completed her graduation in MA Screen Production - Screenwriting and Documentary at the University Of the West Of England, Bristol.

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