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Daniel Radcliffe in Final Talks to Play Igor in 'Frankenstein'

March 1, 2013 (6:09 am) GMT
The 'Harry Potter' actor is close to playing Igor in the film based on a classic novel of the same title by Mary Shelley.
Daniel Radcliffe

is reportedly in final negotiations to star in the new take of untitled Frankenstein project, a 20th Century Fox film about the popular monster created by Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. In the film adapted from Mary Shelley's classic novel, Radcliffe will play Igor, Dr. Frankenstein's hunchback.

Back in 2011, Max Landis who wrote the screenplay revealed that the film would center on Igor, instead of Dr. Frankenstein or the monster. Igor is described as a pathologically dirty man with long hair who dresses in old clown clothes. Landis also tried to straighten the misconceptions that developed around the Frankenstein myth and work them into a coherent story.

"I began to pick apart our knowledge of Frankenstein and discovered that the public's idea of this myth comes from a million different places," Landis said. "I became committed to recontextualizing it all so it all worked in one story. By the end of the day, yeah it's a period piece, yes it's from Igor's perspective, but man it's cool... it's the best thing I've written."

Paul McGuingan is going to direct the film while John Davis will serve as the producer. According to Variety, the filming will begin in fall after Radcliffe finishes his stage production, "Cripple of Inishmaan".

Radcliffe is next to be seen in "" which has been premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He plays Allen Ginsberg, a famed Beat generation writer, along with who stars as William Burroughs, as Jack Kerouac, and as Lucien Carr.

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