EXCLUSIVE : Carla Gugino ( The Fall of the House of Usher ), Liza Soberano ( Alone/Together ), Joe Chrest ( Stranger Things ) and Henry Eikenberry ( The Crowded Room ) will star alongside Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse in the horror-comedy Lisa Frankenstein , which actor-filmmaker Zelda Williams is directing for Focus Features , in her feature debut. Set in 1989, Lisa Frankenstein follows an unpopular high school student (Newton) who accidentally re-animates a handsome Victorian corpse (Sprouse) during a lightning storm and starts to rebuild him into the man of her dreams, using the broken tanning bed in her garage. While we hear that Chrest will be playing the titular character’s father Dale, details as to the others’ roles haven’t been disclosed. Academy Award and Tony winner Diablo Cody scripted the film, which has entered production in New Orleans. Mason Novick is producing for MXN Entertainment, alongside his frequent collaborator Cody, with … [Read more...] about ‘Lisa Frankenstein’: Carla Gugino, Liza Soberano, Joe Chrest & Henry Eikenberry Board Zelda Williams’ Horror-Comedy For Focus Features
There’s a moment in the pilot of Yellowjackets — Showtime’s Nineties-nostalgia-evoking, deeply disturbing cult-hit about a group of high school soccer players who survive a plane crash in the Ontario wilderness — when one of the survivors, Shauna (played by Melanie Lynskey), meets another, Taissa (Tawny Cypress) at a diner. A housewife so profoundly bored by her day-to-day routine that she masturbates to her daughter’s boyfriend’s photo, Shauna has just been approached by a reporter asking to tell her story about her time in the wilderness, which we already know from ominously lit flashbacks of a terrified girl being hunted and then possibly roasted over an open fire was not particularly positive. “We agreed: Say no more than we have to, stay out of the public eye,” Shauna reminds Tai forebodingly. “If someone’s digging, we are all fucked. Take care of it.” A waitress arrives to refill her coffee. On a dime, Shauna reverts to a sunny, mild-mannered suburbanite, flashing … [Read more...] about Melanie Lynskey Is Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take It Anymore. Maybe.