James McAvoy To Play Dr. Frankenstein

James McAvoy (“X-Men: First Class,” “Atonement”) is in negotiations to play Doctor Victor Von Frankenstein in Paul McGuigan’s new take on the Mary Shelley tale at 20th Century Fox and Davis Entertainment.

Based on a script by Max Landis (“Chronicle”), this adaptation is a sci-fi spin on the classic story of a creature produced through a scientific experiment.

McGuigan (“Sherlock”) helms the project which stars Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. McAvoy beat out the likes of Jack Huston and Toby Kebbell for the role.

John Davis is producing.

Source: Deadline