Following a rather exciting awards season for his role in HBO’s I Know This Much Is True, Mark Ruffalo’s slate of upcoming projects continues to grow. As first reported by Collider, the Golden Globe winner will join Emma Stone in a new feature from The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos.
Per the initial report, the film, titled Poor Things, is basically a re-imagining of Frankenstein. The film’s plot begins with an abusive husband named Gen. Sir Aubrey Blessington. Following the suicide of his wife, Victoria Blessington (Stone), a surgeon resuscitates her by removing the brain from the child she was carrying and tactfully placing it into her skull. The procedure, however, gives Victoria the mental faculties of an infant. The newly former creation, named Bella, goes on to develop a social conscience along with her ever-growing brain. Her newfound life is put in jeopardy when she is recognized by Victoria’s husband.
Yorgos Lanthimos will direct the film with a script penned by Tony McNamara. The story is based on a novel by Scottish writer Alasdair Gray, published in 1992. Searchlight Pictures will finance and distribute the project with Emma Stone serving as executive producer. Moreover, Ed Guiney (What Richard Did) and Andrew Lowe (Garage) are on board to produce with cameras beginning to roll sometime in 2022.
Mark Ruffalo last appeared on the big screen in Avengers: Endgame and the legal thriller Dark Waters. Up next, the actor will star alongside Ryan Reynolds in Netflix’s The Adam Project. Meanwhile, Emma Stone can next be seen in the Disney film Cruella, premiering in theaters and on Disney+ May 28th.
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