Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner has been cast as Frankenstein author Mary Shelly in a film project called Mary Shelley's Monster. The story "tracks the young writer as she writes her seminal novel and is drawn into a Faustian bargain with her own 'monster' of an alter ego, who offers literary fame at a desperate personal cost." Shelley first published her classic novel Frankenstein anonymously at the age of 21.
The film's producer Rose Ganguzza envisions Shelley's life as "the story of the most extraordinary 19th century teenage heroine told in a visceral, sexy, contemporary way. Our film is not a period drama. It is a story of youth that transcends time, a gothic romance, a love triangle that involves a dark passenger and we are tremendously excited to have such an exciting cast onboard this wonderful project."
Turner joins Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Stonewall), who is playing Percy Shelley, and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, The Bling Ring) who is set to play Mary’s stepsister, Claire Clairmont. The movie is being directed Coky Giedroyc (The Killing, Penny Dreadful).
This is unrelated to the other Mary Shelly project in development with Elle Fanning called A Storm in the Stars.