Date: 6th June 2024

Jake Gyllenhaal Joins Maggie Gyllenhaal's Bride of Frankenstein Remake.

Jake Gyllenhaal has officially joined the cast of The Bride, the upcoming film directed by his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Christian Bale, Jessie Buckley, Annette Bening, Penelope Cruz, and Peter Sarsgaard co-star in the film which is effectively a reimagination of James Whale's iconic 1935 classic "Bride of Frankenstein".

In this new adaptation, Jessie Buckley will take on the role of the Bride, a character that originally appeared only in the final moments of the 1935 film. The updated version is set in 1930s Chicago and appears to have a steampunk aesthetic, as suggested by the images released so far. The setting shows that Maggie Gyllenhaal is attempting to bring a unique twist to the classic tale, blending historical elements with a modern visual style.

The original Bride of Frankenstein was the first sequel to Universal's iconic Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. The 1935 film is often hailed as one of the greatest horror sequels ever made, surpassing even the original in some critics' eyes. It continues the story of Dr. Henry Frankenstein, who is coerced by his colleague Dr. Septimus Pretorius to create a companion for Frankenstein's Monster.

Source: Press Release