Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has signed on to play Frankenstein author Mary Shelley in a new biopic entitled Mary Shelley's Monster. Jeremy Irvine has signed on to star as the author's husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, with Taissa Farmiga playing the writer's step-sister Claire Clairmont.

The story follows the young author as she writes her classic Frankenstein novel. Forced to bargain with her own monstrous alter-ego, this literary success comes at a great personal cost.

Here's what producer Rose Ganguzza (Kill Your Darlings) had to say about the story of Mary Shelley's Monster in a statement.

"(It's) 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."

Coky Giedroyc (Wuthering Heights, Oliver Twist) is directing from a script by Deborah Baxtrom, with Rose Ganguzza producing alongside J. Todd Harris, Damon Lane and Marc Marcum. No production schedule was released.

Sophie Turner will next be seen on the big screen in Barely Lethal with Samuel L. Jackson and Hailee Steinfeld.