Christian Bale will soon play Frankenstein’s creature in front of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s camera.
He is known for the radical transformations that accompanied some of his most notable roles: The Machinist (28 kilos lost), Batman Begins (45 kilos gained then 9 kilos lost), Rescue Dawn (24 kilos lost), American Bluff (19 kilos gained), Fighter (13 kilos lost), Vice (20 kilos gained)… And recently in Thor: Love & Thunder, Christian Bale was once again unrecognizable as a Marvel godslayer.
The British actor, who has just celebrated his 50th birthday, will soon embark on a new major metamorphosis by slipping under the scars of one of the most famous creatures of cinema, in The Bride of Frankenstein which Maggie Gyllenhaal will very soon direct. Bale thus takes up one of the most significant roles in the 7th Art, already played by illustrious actors before him (Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Peter Boyle, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Robert de Niro) .
“I have to shave my head next week.”
“I have to shave my head next week.”he has already revealed at the microphone ofwhile he inaugurated a charitable project that he has been carrying out for sixteen years: the creation of a village bringing together adopted siblings to allow them to live under the same roof. “I’m going to be working with the wonderful Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessie Buckley and many talented actors in the cast. (…) Now I have to break bones and eat a lot of fertilizer or something to try to grow!”
The feature film is expected to be released in 2025, ninety years after the release of James Whale’s classic, which saw Frankenstein’s monster set out in search of a mate, who will be created from the body of a murdered woman . The 1935 version of The Bride of Frankenstein was part of the Universal Monsters franchise, and remains one of the rare sequels considered better than the original film.