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

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Uncategorized


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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).