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.
"(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.