This upcoming feature film is set in the 1930s and will center on the ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ through an investigation on the character. Titled as ‘The Bride’, the film is reportedly being taken up under First Love Films and Pilot Productions with Pie Films and Warner Bros Pictures partaking in the development of the film. First Love Films and Pilot Productions are emerging production companies. Maggie Gyllenhaal will be directing the upcoming film which will commence its filming in early 2024. Maggie Gyllenhaal is an established filmmaker and an actress with several works to her name. Some of her known works include, ‘The Lost Daughter’ which starred Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson and more, ‘White House Down’ which premiered in 2013 and ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ in which she played the role of Giselle Levy.
New York will be serving as the location for ‘The Bride’ with Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Talia Kleinhendler joining the crew as the film’s producers. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is an established producer who has co- produced several box office successes such as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Joker’ and more. Talia Kleinhendler is another known filmmaker and a part of Pie Films. Her works include, ‘The Women’s Balcony’ and ‘My Happy Ending’ among others.
Christian Bale and Penelope Cruz in Primary Roles
Our sources suggest that the crew for ‘The Bride’ will include actors, Christian Bale, Jessie Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard and Penelope Cruz. Christian Bale is a well known actor and one of Hollywood’s versatile talents whose works include, ‘Batman’ film series, ‘American Psycho’, ‘The Prestige and more. Jessie Buckley is a known actress and a singer who is popular for ‘Women Talking’, ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ and ‘Wild Rose’ among others. Peter Sarsgaard is another popular actor who was previously seen in ‘Jarhead’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Dopesick’ and more. Penelope Cruz is a much adored actress whose works include, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’, ‘Woman on Top’, ‘Vanilla Sky’ and more.
The Original ‘Bride of Frankenstein’
‘Bride of Frankenstein’ was originally a movie that premiered in 1935 and portrayed the popular character from Mary Shelly’s work as a husband who attempts to free his wife from Dr. Pretorius. The film had Boris Karloff resume his character as Frankenstein from the 1931 film while Elsa Lanchester portrayed the character of the Bride. For the upcoming feature film, Penélope Cruz is mentioned for the role of Myrna. How Myra becomes tied to the tale of the Bride of Frankenstein which was a creation from Mary Shelly herself, is yet to be announced. Nonetheless, the information that is available on the cast and crew does indicate that the film will most likely be an entertaining watch.