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“FREAKY” star is now “LISA FRANKENSTEIN” in Diablo Cody-scripted film

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The writer of JENNIFER’S BODY now tells the story of a reanimated corpse.

Focus Features has announced that Kathryn Newton, who did such a great job playing Vince Vaughn in FREAKY, co-stars with Cole Sprouse (RIVERDALE) in LISA FRANKENSTEIN, set to roll this summer. Actress Zelda Williams makes her feature directorial debut on the movie, working from a script by Diablo Cody, whose credits include JENNIFER’S BODY and uncredited work on the EVIL DEAD remake. The synopsis: “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.” We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it!

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.