Scarlett Johansson will team with Apple and A24 for Bride, a genre-bending riff on Bride of Frankenstein from director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Gloria).
The sci-fi thriller tells the tale of a woman, created to be an ideal wife for a brilliant entrepreneur, who rejects her creator and is forced to flee, confronting a world that sees her as a monster. It is on the run that she finds her true identity, her surprising power, and the strength to remake herself as her own creation.
Johansson said: “It is long overdue for Bride to step out of the shadow of her male counterpart and standalone. Working alongside Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum, Sebastian and I are extremely excited to emancipate this classic anti-heroine and reanimate her story to reflect the change we see today.”
Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo (Ryan Gosling’s Wolfman) will write with Lelio. Johansson and Jonathan Lia produce with Keenan Flynn co-producing.