Emma Stone is ready to star in the upcoming film Poor Things. The actress is teaming up with Yorgos Lanthimos.
She has worked with the director previously on The Favourite. The actress is reuniting with the director for a movie adaptation of the novel by Alasdair Gray. This was influenced by the 1818 novel Frankenstein.
She will be playing the role of Bella Baxter who is described as a volatile, oversexed, emancipated woman and a female Frankenstein. In the story, the character drowns herself to escape her abusive husband as she replaces her brain with an unborn child. This project has also roped in The Favourite screenwriter Tony McNamara.
The production is expecting to begin in late 2021 as they would release the venture in 2022. This story plot might be a little uncomfortable for Emma who is expecting her first child with her husband, Dave McCary. The actress will be able to get into all the motherly emotions by the time the film begins shooting.
Back in 2018, Yorgos had talked about his bizarre body of work that includes The Lobster. He said he enjoys awkwardness and thinks it’s an important feeling for people that generates a kind of thirst. The director shared, “I do enjoy awkwardness. I think it’s an important feeling for people that maybe generates some kind of thirst to wonder about things. As an audience member myself, I love to be in a position where I’m trying to figure out what I am supposed to feel, or if what I’m feeling is appropriate or not.”
Scarlet’s Take On Fraken-femme
However, this is not the only venture which focuses on the story of Frankenstein. Scarlett Johansson is also set to star in Bride. This movie aims to portray a gender-bending discovering of the classic character. Sebastian Lelio is set to direct the venture and will be co-writing it with Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo.
Scarlett had talked about the move of stepping into the role of Franken-femme. She shared how it is long overdue for Bride to step out of the shadow of her male partner. The actress shared how excited they are to start working on this classic “anti-heroine”.
She said, “It is long overdue for Bride to step out of the shadow of her male counterpart and stand alone. Working alongside Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum, Sebastian and I are extremely excited to emancipate this classic anti-heroine and reanimate her story to reflect the change we see today.”
The story revolves around a woman who was created as an ‘ideal wife’. Ultimately the woman decides to reject her creator and flee into a world that sees her as a monster. This is in the process of the character trying to find herself.