The ‘Harry Potter’ actor is reportedly in talks to play Hunchback, who assists Henry Frankenstein in the creation of his monster, in a new film version of the best-selling book.
The movie places the monster character – named Fitz in the book – in the lead role and he will wear old clown’s clothing, and has been described as “pathologically dirty”.
The film-makers are currently finalising the script, which is being penned by ‘Chronicle’ writer Max Landis, who recently discussed the challenges of re-interpreting the book.
He said: “I began to pick apart our knowledge of Frankenstein and discovered that the public’s idea of this myth comes from a million different places.
“I became committed to re-contextualising it all so it all worked in one story. By the end of the day, it’s a period piece and yes, it’s from [Hunchback’s] perspective, but man it’s cool. It’s the best thing I’ve written.”