Focus Features has cast Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA) and Cole Sprouse (Moonshot, Riverdale) to star in the upcoming feature
, LISA FRANKENSTEIN directed by Zelda Williams from a script written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody (JUNO, TULLY). Principal photography is slated to begin later this summer.
Cody will write and serve as a producer alongside Mason Novick who will produce via his MXN Entertainment banner. LISA FRANKENSTEIN reunites Cody and Novick who have previously collaborated on films including TULLY, YOUNG ADULT, JENNIFER’S BODY and JUNO, which Cody earned an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay. 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.
LISA FRANKENSTEIN marks Williams’s feature-length directorial debut. LOGLINE: Set in 1989, an unpopular high schooler 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.
Newton is represented by WME and Management 360. Sprouse is represented by WME, Brookside Artist Management, and DLA Piper. Cody is represented by WME. Williams is represented by Gersh, Melinda Jason, and Roger Armstrong.