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The film, about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, is helmed by Zelda Williams in her feature directorial debut. In a first look released by Focus, Lisa Frankenstein — which stars Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse, Liza Soberano, Henry Eikenberry, Joe Chrest and Carla Gugino — sees a corpse seemingly wakened from a tanning bed by a young woman.
The horror-romance portrays an unpopular high school student falling for a young man, who just happens to be a handsome Victorian corpse. After horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two lovers embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness and a few missing body parts along the way, according to the producer’s synopsis.
Lisa Frankenstein is produced by Mason Novick and Diablo Cody, who have previously collaborated on films including Tully, Young Adult, Jennifer’s Body and Juno. Jeffrey Lampert executive produces.
Focus is distributing Lisa Frankenstein in the U.S., with Universal Pictures International handling distribution in the rest of the world.
Focus Features’ upcoming release slate includes Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, starring Paul Giamatti and Da’Vine Joy Randolph; Drive-Away Dolls from Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, starring Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan and Beanie Feldstein; Back to Black, about the life and music of Amy Winehouse, from director Sam Taylor-Johnson; Robert Eggers’ reimagining of Nosferatu, which stars Bill Skarsgard, Lily-Rose Depp, Nicholas Hoult, Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Willem Dafoe; and Baltasar Kormákur’s Touch.
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