Javier Bardem In Talks to Play Frankenstein

Universal are reportedly in talks with ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘Skyfall’ star Javier Bardem regarding the casting of Frankenstein in their upcoming Monsters Universe.

No Country for Old Men (2007)
No Country for Old Men (2007)

It is currently unclear as to whether Bardem would play Dr. Frankenstein or Frankenstein’s Monster, and this news does not necessarily indicate that a stand-alone Frankenstein movie is in the works as he could be cast as either character in a special ‘Monsters Universe’ combination movie, much like The Incredible Hulk in Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ universe.

If Bardem agrees terms with Universal, he will be joining Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe who were recently cast as the leads for the new ‘The Mummy’ reboot; the movie that is set to kick-off the new universe. Jake Johnson has also been cast in the movie.

Source: THR