Following on from the trailblazing success of their 2018 collaboration on The Favourite, Emma Stone is about to take direction from the revolutionary Greek auteur once more.
The actor will be starring in Poor Things, a radical sounding adaptation of Frankenstein that bears resemblance to the original Mary Shelley novel only in the fact that it will involve reanimating the dead.
The Oscar-winning Emma Stone will be starring as Bella Baxter, who is described as “a volatile, oversexed, emancipated woman and a female Frankenstein.” With a central plot that sounds unmistakably Lanthimos-ian, as Bella drowns herself in order to escape her abusive husband but is subsequently resurrected when her brain is replaced by that of the unborn child she was carrying.
This is a plot derived from a novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray, with Lanthimos and Tony McNamara, who also wrote the script for The Favourite, working on the adaptation.
Thus far they’re no further details regarding the project, other than the fact it is due to start production this Autumn. Let’s all hope that it can reach the stellar heights of their previous pair-up.