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Poor Things will film in Hungary, starring Emma Stone

Poor Things will film in Hungary, starring Emma Stone

The production team has already started building sets at ORIGO Studios for Yorgos Lanthimos’ upcoming film Poor Things – the film is expected to release in late 2022.

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film is an adaptation of the novel by Alasdair Grey. The film is from Element Pictures, Searchlight and Film4 and stars Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Ramy Youssef and Willem Dafoe. Jerrod Carmichel has also joined the cast, reported Variety.

Hungary is a well-established international production hub, with world-class studios, crew and locations. ORIGO Studios offers Hollywood standard production, paired up with a 30% cash rebate to international film and TV productions. Budapest’s grand architecture easily doubles for other world cities, the Hungarian capital can impersonate Prague, Moscow,or even Geneva.

Grey’s novel, first published in 1992, is a postmodern revision of Frankenstein that replaces the traditional monster with Bella Baxter – a beautiful young erotomaniac brought back to life with the brain of an infant. Godwin Baxter‘s scientific ambition to create the perfect companion is realized when he finds the drowned body of Bella, but his dream is thwarted by Dr. Archibald McCandless‘ jealous love for Baxter‘s creation. The novel won the Whitbread Novel Award and Guardian Fiction Prize in 1992.

“Poor Things” is expected to release in late 2022.

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