'Downton Abbey' Star Joins Daniel Radcliffe In 'Frankenstein'


The latest big-screen adaptation of "Frankenstein" is turning into a bit of a "Harry Potter" and "Downton Abbey" mash-up. Former "Abbey" star Jessica Brown Findlay has just been confirmed to star in the flick alongside Daniel Radcliffe. Variety broke the news on Wednesday.


Findlay is best known for her work on "Abbey" where she played the liberal youngest sister of the Crawley family. Her character, Sybil, died, rather graphically, last season during child birth. With "Downton" behind her, she'll join Radcliffe, as well as James McAvoy, in the flick. Max Landis is penning the script and Paul McGuigan will be directing it.


Production is expected to begin after the "Harry Potter" star wraps up his time on London's West End in Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan." Radcliffe, who has several films set for release including "Horns" and "Kill Your Darlings," opened up to MTV News about the flick, back in March.

"To say it's in any way an adaptation of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' is probably — it's a Max Landis script, so for anyone who's familiar with Max Landis you'll have some sense of what that will mean," Radcliffe said. "I was thinking the other day — I don't know if that is or is not going to happen at all — but my body could go through it this year playing 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' and then that. My chiropractor is going to be very grateful."