28 Days Later director's radically different take on Frankenstein

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Dec 14, 2012

Danny Boyle's Frankenstein is the coolest thing you can't see—unless you get thee to London, where Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch and Trainspotting's Jonny Lee Miller will be alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Monster, on stage, every night.

It's a particularly theatrical conceit, flopping the two lead roles so that every performance of this Boyle-directed adaptation of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel is radically different from the last. But, hey, that's what the theater is for.

The two actors seem equal to the task: Miller's come a long way since 1995's Hackers, doing fine work on shows like Dexter and Eli Stone. And if you don't know the delightfully named Benedict Cumberbatch, then you need to see him and his cheekbones slice through Steven Moffat's Sherlock miniseries for the BBC.

Oh, and remember how I said you can't see this? I was fibbing a bit: The National Theatre will be broadcasting two taped performances to theaters across the U.S. Here's a list of where you can see it near you.

(via Slashfilm)

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