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Frankenstein: Jacob Elordi Calls Del Toro "The God of Monsters"

Jacob Elordi confirms his casting as the Monster in Guillermo Del Toro's Frankenstein. He describes the director as "brilliant" and "the God of Monsters."

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  • Jacob Elordi confirms he's playing the Monster in Del Toro's Frankenstein.
  • Elordi praises Del Toro as "brilliant" and "the God of monsters" on Fallon.
  • Frankenstein's talented cast includes Oscar Isaac, Mia Goth, and Christoph Waltz.
  • Details of Del Toro's Frankenstein are under wraps, future updates anticipated.

Earlier this month, we learned that Andrew Garfield had to drop out of Guillermo Del Toro's Frankenstein and that Jacob Elordi would replace him. He is joining an impressive cast that includes Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina, Star Wars) as Victor Frankenstein, Mia Goth (X, Pearl), Felix Kammerer (All Quiet On The Western Front), Lars Mikkelsen (The Witcher), David Bradley, and Christian Convery (Sweet Tooth), and Christoph Waltz. It was or less confirmed at the time that Elordi would be playing the Monster. However, he was recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (via Collider). He got the chance to not only confirm that he is indeed playing the Monster but also to gush about how excited he is to work with del Toro.

"Yeah, I'm playing Frankenstein's creature… for Guillermo, who is the God of monsters," Elordi said. "He's the kindest man, and he's so sincere. He's brilliant."

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Jacob Elordi arrives for the 'Euphoria' FYC Party on April 20, 2022, in Los Angeles, CA. Editorial credit: DFree /

Frankenstein has been a passion project for Del Toro for years, and last year, it finally got off the ground at Netflix. Since then, the cast, including Goth and Isaac, has been filling out. The strike has slowed production down on everything, and we hadn't heard anything about this film in a while; there were some rumblings before the strike started, but things were quiet for a while. The film currently doesn't have a release date. Del Toro is writing, directing, and producing alongside J. Miles Dale, with whom he worked as a producer on Cabinet of Curiosities. Details about del Toro's adaptation are being kept under wraps to the point that we don't know if it will be a period film or not. Still, considering the absolutely buckwild direction he managed to take Pinnochio, you can probably rest easy that whatever you think this film will be, you're probably dead wrong.

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