Annette Bening joins Maggie Gyllenhaal’s captivating ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ remake at Warner Bros.

NEW YORK – Production for a new “Bride of Frankenstein” film is set to begin this March, according to recent reports. Director Maggie Gyllenhaal will helm the project, which has been confirmed under Warner Bros. and has garnered attention with the addition of Annette Bening to the cast.

The untitled film will be a period-set feature that follows Frankenstein’s pursuit of love. The story revolves around a lonely Frankenstein who travels to 1930s Chicago to seek the help of Dr. Euphronius in creating a companion for himself. Their experiment results in creating the Bride, who exceeds their expectations and leads to a tumultuous love affair, drawing the attention of the police and sparking a social movement.

The movie is already building its cast, with Jessie Buckley, Penelope Cruz, Christian Bale, and Peter Sarsgaard joining in various roles. Bale, known for his recent role in the Netflix period horror film “The Pale Blue Eye,” is set to portray Frankenstein.

Gyllenhaal, who made her directorial debut with 2021’s “The Lost Daughter,” will take on her second project with “The Bride.” The film is being produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Gyllenhaal, Talia Kleinhendler, and Osnant Handelsman-Keren, with Courtney Kivowitz and Carla Raij serving as executive producers.

The original “Bride of Frankenstein” film, released in 1935 and directed by James Whale, followed Dr. Frankenstein’s experiments in creating new life, alongside the Monster’s attempt to escape those who wish to destroy him. The upcoming remake is expected to bring a fresh perspective to the iconic story.

The start of production for the highly-anticipated film is scheduled for this March. Fans of the classic horror genre will be eager to see Gyllenhaal’s vision come to life on the big screen.