James McAvoy to Star in 'Frankenstein', Abigail Breslin in Talks to Play Zombie-to-Be in 'Maggie'


James McAvoy to Star in 'Frankenstein', Abigail Breslin in Talks to Play Zombie-to-Be in 'Maggie'


The 'Wanted' actor will join forces with Daniel Radcliffe in the Paul McGuigan pic, while the 'Signs' actress is expected to be Arnold Schwarzenegger's on-screen kid in Henry Hobson's film.

Two monster movies find their leading actors. First off, Deadline confirms that James McAvoy will take part in Paul McGuigan's next directing gig "Frankenstein". In other news, The Hollywood Reporter learns that "Maggie" likely will be led by Abigail Breslin who is currently at the negotiating table to discuss the possibility of her starring in the pic.

In the sci-fi take on Mary Shelley's classic story, McAvoy will take on the role of Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. The Scottish heartthrob will team up with Daniel Radcliffe, who has been signed on to play the protagonist, Igor, since last February. McGuigan will direct from script by Max Landis. John Davis is set to produce the 20th Century Fox movie.

Meanwhile, in Henry Hobson's pic, Breslin is expected to be the titular character, who gets infected by a walking-dead virus that has spread across the country. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been attached to play Maggie's father since last month. It will use a Black List script written by John Scott 3, who also serves as a producer in the project.

While Fox has set "Frankenstein" to be released in October 2014, Lotus Entertainment has not dated "Maggie" yet.

McAvoy is currently shooting the hotly-anticipated "X-Men: Days of Future Past". As for Breslin, the Oscar nominee will next be seen in "August: Osage County" and "Ender's Game".

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Bella Hadid Goes Braless in Completely Sheer Top. See the Eye-Popping Pics
  2. Suki Waterhouse Flashes Nipples in See-Through Dress During Chilly Beach Photo Shoot
  3. Angelina Jolie Loses Her Team's Trust Amid Brad Pitt Custody War
  4. Jennifer Garner Reportedly 'Suspicious' of Ben Affleck's Relationship With His Detox Nurse
  5. Blake Lively 'Livid' Over Ryan Reynolds' Possible Reunion With Ex-Wife Scarlett Johansson
  6. Brad Pitt Is Living a Healthy New Life Following Angelina Jolie Split
  7. Britney Spears' Boyfriend Sam Asghari Reportedly Using Her to 'Raise His Profile'
  8. Is Ellen DeGeneres' Marriage to Portia de Rossi in Trouble?
  9. Rihanna, Beyonce and More Thank Barack and Michelle Obama With Adorable Posts
  10. Kourtney Kardashian Cradles Baby Doll While Covering Her Belly in New Pic

CELEBS PHOTO