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James McAvoy to Star in 'Frankenstein', Abigail Breslin in Talks to Play Zombie-to-Be in 'Maggie'

July 26, 2013 (6:34 am) GMT
The 'Wanted' actor will join forces with Daniel Radcliffe in the Paul McGuigan pic, while the 'Signs' actress is expected to be Arnold Schwarzenegger's on-screen kid in Henry Hobson's film.
James McAvoy to Star in 'Frankenstein', Abigail Breslin in Talks to Play Zombie-to-Be in 'Maggie'

Two monster movies find their leading actors. First off, Deadline confirms that will take part in Paul McGuigan's next directing gig "". In other news, The Hollywood Reporter learns that "" likely will be led by who is currently at the negotiating table to discuss the possibility of her starring in the pic.

In the sci-fi take on Mary Shelley's classic story, McAvoy will take on the role of Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. The Scottish heartthrob will team up with , who has been signed on to play the protagonist, Igor, since last February. McGuigan will direct from script by Max Landis. John Davis is set to produce the 20th Century Fox movie.

Meanwhile, in Henry Hobson's pic, Breslin is expected to be the titular character, who gets infected by a walking-dead virus that has spread across the country. has been attached to play Maggie's father since last month. It will use a Black List script written by John Scott 3, who also serves as a producer in the project.

While Fox has set "Frankenstein" to be released in October 2014, Lotus Entertainment has not dated "Maggie" yet.

McAvoy is currently shooting the hotly-anticipated "". As for Breslin, the Oscar nominee will next be seen in "" and "".

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