Daniel Radcliffe Might Play Igor In Paul McGuigan’s ‘Frankenstein’

Daniel Radcliffe is currently in talks to portray Igor in director Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein.

The latest adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel is currently taking shape over at 20th Century Fox. If current rumors are to be believed, then Radcliffe will star as Igor in the film.

According to Deadline, Chronicle scribe Max Landis will handle scripting duties on the upcoming feature. John Davis has been tapped to produce, while Lucky Number Slevin and Gangster No. 1 director Paul McGuigan will step behind the camera.

Daniel Radcliffe’s transformation into the iconic character will likely be very dramatic. The Hollywood Reporter describes Igor as “pathologically dirty, with long hair, and wearing old clown clothes.”

Although some young actors struggle to make the transition from child to adult, Radcliffe’s post-Potter career choices have been smart. Instead of taking drastic measures to distance himself from the franchise, the actor has been slowly easing away from the role that made him a star.

In addition to Paul McGuigan’s take on the Frankenstein story, Daniel Radcliffe is also slated to star in director Alexandre Aja’s horror flick Horns. Based on the novel of Joe Hill, the film tells the story of young man who wakes up to find a set of horns growing out of his head following the death of his girlfriend.


During his chat with ET Canada, Radcliffe explained what drew him to the role of Ig Perrish.

He said:

“It’s about what we can become when the circumstances of our life kind of conspire to put us at our worst point. I think what’s so heartbreaking for Ig is that he was in love with this girl and they’ve been together for a long time. And not only did he lose her, but he also lost the person that he was with her. And he knows at the beginning of the story that he has no hope of ever re-finding that in himself.”

Are you a fan of Daniel Radcliffe? What do you think about his decision to star as Igor in Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein?