On Feb. 9, 2024, we're getting a different type of adaptation to the Frankenstein story in the movie Lisa Frankenstein. Though the film is based on the 1818 novel, it's actually quite different and a standalone. Are you ready for it?
Starring Kathryn Newton as the titular character, Lisa Frankenstein is centered around the "misunderstood teenager" who has a crush on a "handsome corpse," per the synopsis. When he comes to life, the two "embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness... and a few missing body parts along the way." Check out the trailer below before we get into the cast list!
The horror comedy also stars Cole Sprouse, Carla Gugino, and more. We shared the full cast list below and go into more detail about the actors further down!
- Kathryn Newton as Lisa
- Cole Sprouse as The Creature
- Liza Soberano as Taffy
- Henry Eikenberry as Michael Trent
- Joe Chrest as Dale
- Carla Gugino as Janet
Meet the cast of Lisa Frankenstein
Kathryn Newston as Lisa
The main character in the story is Kathryn Newston as Lisa. According to Focus Features, she's a 17-year-old who just lost her mom who was "axe-murdered" in the living room. Her father has also quickly remarried, while having to go to a new school. So yeah, she's definitely dealing with a lot. How does she cope? Taking care of the grave of a young man who died in 1837.
Newton was born Feb. 8, 1997 and is 26 years old (almost 27!) She is known for her roles as Louise Brooks in Gary Unmarried, Abigail Carlson in Big Little Lies, Allie Pressman in The Society on Netflix, and Claire Novak in Supernatural. Give her a follow on Instagram at @kathrynnewton.
Cole Sprouse as The Creature
The "monster," aka The Creature in this tale is played by Cole Sprouse. When Lisa makes a wish to be with this young man, the universe listens. The answer is a "monstrous-looking corpse" that pops up. She decides to hekp him "regain his humanity" and the two will need to find "freshly havested body parts" and a broken tanning bed to do so. Sprouse's character is described as a Victorian-era gentleman who is a hopeless romantic.
Sprouse was born on Aug. 4, 1992 and is 31 years old. He's most known for starring as Cody Martin on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody with his twin brother Dylan when they were younger. But even when the actor was a child, he appeared as Ben Geller, Ross' son, in Friends. He also made a comeback to acting as Jughead Jones in Riverdale. Other projects include Five Feet Apart and Moonshot. You can follow him at @colesprouse on Instagram.
Liza Soberano as Taffy
Liza Soberano takes on the role of Lisa's "plucky cheerleader" step-sister, Taffy. According to Focus Features, she's described as a kind and "wildly popular" person. Though she welcomes Lisa in the family "with open arms," her new step-sister doesn't have the same warm feelings towards her.
Soberano celebrates her birthday Jan. 4, and the actress is 26 years old. The Filipino-American talent is known for Filipino rom-coms, as well as Maria Agnes Calay-Grande in Forevermore, Ganda in Bagani, and Belinda "Billy" Dimaguiba in Make It With You. Be sure to giver her follow on Instagram at @lizasoberano.
Henry Eikenberry as Michael Trent
Henry Eikenberry plays Lisa's high school crush Michael Trent. Though at first he shows an "odd kind of fascination" with her, or at least the poetry she submits to the school's literary journal that he edits, it turns out Michael doesn't have the same feelings towards her. He's actually in a secret relationship that "will ultimately place him in grave jeopardy."
Eikenberry was born on Nov. 15, 1998 and is 25 years old. He's newer in the industry, but is recognizable thanks to his role as Derek in Euphoria. He's also starred as Doug in The Crowded Room. The actor can be found at @henryeikenberry on Instagram.
Joe Chrest as Dale
Stranger Things actor Joe Chrest plays Lisa's father Dale. He's kind of an ignorant father who isn't aware of what his daughter is going through, and doesn't do much to help her. Other than the Netflix hit, the actor is known for 21 Jump Street and its sequel, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and The Perfect Date. He has been in the business since 1993.
Carla Gugino as Janet
Carla Gugino takes on the role of Lisa's stepmother and Taffy's mom, Janet. She's described as a narcissist who "dotes on her own daughter" but is always disapproving of Lisa. The actress started gaining recognition for her roles in the Spy Kids movies, Night at the Museum, and Gunpowder Milkshake. Though it's really The Haunting shows on Netflix that the star became even more of a known figure. Give her a follow at @carlagugino.
Lisa Frankenstein is in theaters Friday, Feb. 9, 2024!