First Images of Daniel Radcliffe as IGOR in FRANKENSTEIN Opposite James McAvoy
If you’re one of those folks who believe that Daniel Radcliffe is poised to take over the world, then I happen to agree with you. In a short time, Radcliffe has proven to be quite the performer. He’s a song and dance man, thanks to a successful turn in the Broadway musical “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”. He’s got a flair for the dramatic, exhibited in films like Kill Your Darlings and as we all know, he’s not afraid to speak his mind on sensitive issues (he’s an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights). So what does your favorite boy wizard do now? Well he takes on a classic horror tale, that’s what.
We reported a while back that Radcliffe had signed on to star as Igor opposite James McAvoy in director Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein. Today we have the first photos of Radcliffe in character from the upcoming film. Have a look:
It’s definitely not the Igor we’re used to seeing. I don’t see a hunched back or snaggled tooth anywhere. I must say that Radcliffe rocks the long hair especially well, and if I didn’t know any better, that looks suspiciously like a can of beer he is walking around with. He also looks REALLY nervous. Either way, it’s certainly a less exaggerated interpretation of the character.
A major aspect of the story contained in this new imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic tale involves actress Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey, who plays a trapeze artist that befriends Igor after he saves her life. Not much else is known about the project other than the basic story which revolves around the eponymous doctor who creates a monster out of human body parts. I think most people are more interested in seeing McAvoy and Radcliffe play off of each other. Director Paul McGuigan is no stranger to the movie business. His previous work includes Wicker Park, Gangster No. 1, and Lucky Number Slevin.
Frankenstein is set to hit theaters on January 16, 2015. In the meantime, how do you feel about Radcliffe’s Igor look? Is it a disservice to the character, or does it make you more interested in the film?