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Broadcast Venues For Danny Boyle’s “Frankenstein” Stage Adaptation Co-Starring Naomie Harris

***UPDATE 3/16/11: Now you can find out whether this will be broadcast in a theater near you. Read the post below first, if you missed it the first time, and then click HERE to find out if there’s a planned venue in your city.***

I knew that Danny Boyle was working on a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale, Frankenstein… but what I didn’t know was that Naomie Harris was co-starring in it. What I also wasn’t aware of is that the play, written by Nick Dear and directed by Danny Boyle, will be broadcast live in HD from the National Theatre to cinemas around the world, starting March 17th.

A coincidence, considering my very recent post about filmed stage plays with Hollywood actors in starring roles.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and The Creature. Harris will play Elizabeth Lavenza, Dr. Frankenstein’s doomed fiancée.

Worth noting, also co-starring is George Harris (pictured below and no relation to Naomie) whom most will likely recognize from the Harry Potter movies, plays Victor Frankenstein’s father.

How’s all that for inspired casting?

I was able to dig up a few images of Naomie in action, as well as a poster, and a teaser trailer – all are embedded below.

Stay tuned for updates on what theaters exactly this will be broadcast… there might be one next to you.

9 comments to Broadcast Venues For Danny Boyle’s “Frankenstein” Stage Adaptation Co-Starring Naomie Harris

  • Wow, this is interesting. I hope it opens here, I’ve never seen a theatrical release for a stage play before.

  • Melissa

    When I’m on the comic boards, I often see her and Angela Bassett in fan wishlists for who should have played Storm…and who should play every other black female character out there :)

    She also made the list for ‘Catwoman’ from the fans, before Anne Hathaway was cast.
    Not to mention being the preferred choice(by fans) for Susannah Dean in The Dark Tower.

    I wonder if movie producers ever visit film boards to see what and who audiences actually want.
    Congrata to her on Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein(I’m guessing the connection came from 28 Days Later), but I wonder what’s next on her movie schedule.

    She seems to be on high demand for these comic book/fantasy movies. By fans at least.

  • Melissa

    *congrats :)

  • Dee

    Lol “Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal”

    I shot a trail for a friend’s production of Frankenstein. The copycats! Love what they’ve done with it. May have to give it a look.

  • Wow, very excited to see this. She’s a tremendous actress, and based on 28 Days, I think this could be good.

  • Britgirl

    I’m going to see this at the National Theatre this week and I can’t wait!! The reviews have been excellent and tickets have been like gold dust, so I’m a very lucky lady!!! The only negative aspect of the production is some British people’s reaction to Frankenstein’s Father being played by a Black man which I don’t think should be an issue but you can’t please everyone.

    • Dee

      If anyone questions a black actors casting in anything I smack them down with Donald Sinden’s turn as Othello.

      Rumour has it that many attendees volunteered for a pre frontal lobotomy rather than recall his bizarre performance.

  • CJ

    Thanks for the heads-up! For those in LA, just know that it’s cheaper to see the play Downtown than in Hollywood. It may only be $5 but you can put that fiver to good use in DTLA.

  • JMac

    When I saw her pic I was sure Lisa Bonet turned mainstream and changed her name. Interesting choice in casting.