11 September 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Dowager Countess would not approve.

Jessica Brown Findlay, who played Lady Sybil on "Downton Abbey," is in talks to join the cast of 20th Century Fox's upcoming "Frankenstein" movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Findlay would play a trapeze artist who grows close to Daniel Radcliffe's hunchbacked assistant Igor in the wake of an accident. James McAvoy is also set to star as the eccentric Dr. Frankenstein.

"It's about two young, brilliant guys pushing each other. Eventually one loses his morality and the other has to bring him back," Radcliffe tells THR. From director Paul McGuigan ("Wicker Park"), "Frankenstein" is set to film this fall in London and Scotland.

The classic story by Mary Shelley has been made into several movies; the last one was directed by Kenneth Branagh in 1994 and starred Robert De Niro and Helena Bonham Carter.

Findlay has had more time on her hands ever »

- Kelly Woo

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Will Smith (I)
Robert De Niro
Daniel Radcliffe


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners