Teen romance. ‘80s hair. And a zombie “it” boy. What more could you want? Your first look at Lisa Frankenstein is here.
The horror-comedy comes from acclaimed writer Diablo Cody, who penned 2009’s cult classic Jennifer’s Body. Focus Features describes the movie as “a coming of RAGE story” about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse. After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness… and a few missing body parts along the way.
Newton’s recent film credits include Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Freaky, and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, as well as TV roles on Big Little Lies and The Society. Sprouse recently wrapped a seven-season run on The CW’s hit Riverdale.
In addition to Newton and Sprouse, the film also stars Liza Soberano, Henry Eikenberry, Joe Chrest, and Carla Gugino.
Lisa Frankenstein marks the feature directorial debut of Zelda Williams, Robin Williams’ daughter. Williams described Cody’s screenplay as “the most bonkers, wonderful zombie script I’ve ever read.” Williams previously directed several music videos, as well as the short film Kappa Kappa Die. Cody won an Academy Award for her Juno screenplay, and also produces Lisa Frankenstein alongside Mason Novick. Jeffrey Lampert executive produces.
For more updates on the film, check back to THS. The teaser trailer will debut soon.
Lisa Frankenstein will premiere in theaters February 9, 2024.
Meanwhile, for spooky content you can catch now in October, check out Fright-A-Thon.