Mary Shelley Movie ‘Mary’s Monster’ Casts Kit Harington and Clara Rugaard


Frankenstein has been a subject of fascination ever since its release, and modern audiences will get a look at how the classic novel came to be in the upcoming film Mary’s Monster starring Clara Rugaard and Kit Harington.

According to Deadline, Danish up and comer Rugaard (I Am Mother) and British favorite Harington (Game of Thrones) will lead this contemporary take on Mary Shelley’s journey to create her genre-defining story with Rugaard appearing as Shelley and Harington as “the monster.”

The film will tell the story of Mary and her circle at the time of writing Frankenstein, focusing on how the story came to be. According to the official synopsis, we will see Mary as she is, “seduced by her own inner monster catapulting her into a dangerous, destructive psychological romance. Realizing the monster is inextricably linked to her own mental state, her only route to salvation is in bringing him to life.”

Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Coda) and Sebastian de Souza (Normal People) will fill out the circle surrounding Mary as she struggles through the novel, playing Mary’s husband Percy Bysse Shelley and Lord Byron, respectively. The rest of the casting is still underway.

With BAFTA-winning director Farren Blackburn (The Fates) at the helm of Deborah Baxtrom and Stephen Hallett’s script, plus La La Land‘s music producer Marius De Vries, and Bridgerton casting director Kelly Valentine Hendry, this film is sure to be something to keep an eye on.

LeeAnn is children's librarian who joined Nerds and Beyond in 2020 as a way to stretch her writing skills and connect with others who have the same pop culture passions as she does. She loves music, reading (obviously), and any TV show that can grab and hold her attention. Currently some of her favorite things to nerd out over include Supernatural, Prodigal Son, Louden Swain and Percy Jackson (books, theater, or upcoming show - lets leave the movies out of it).

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