Christian Bale will soon play Frankenstein's creature in front of Maggie Gyllenhaal's cameras.
He is known for the radical transformations that accompanied some of his most significant roles: The Machinist (lost 28 kilograms), Batman Begins (gained 45 kilograms and lost 9 kilograms), Rescue Dawn (lost 24 kilograms), American Bluff (gained 19 kilograms), Fighter (lost 13 kilos), Vice (gained 20 kilos)… And recently in Thor: Love & Thunder, Christian Bale was once again unrecognizable as Marvel's god-slayer.
Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blažić at the ceremonial opening of the construction site of the new foster care center in Palmdale
The British actor, who just celebrated his 50th birthday, is about to embark on another major metamorphosis, crawling under the scars of one of the most famous creatures of cinema, in the soon-to-be-directed Bride of Frankenstein by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Bale thus takes on one of the most significant roles in the 7th art, which had already been played by famous actors (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 already revealed at the microphonewhile he inaugurated a charity project that he has been carrying out for sixteen years: the creation of a village that brings together adopted brothers and sisters to enable them to live under the same roof. “I will be working with the beautiful Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessie Buckley and many talented actors in the cast. (…) Now I have to break bones and eat a lot of manure or something I will try to grow!”
The feature film is expected to be released in 2025, ninety years after the release of James Whale's classic in which Frankenstein's monster goes in search of a mate who will be created from the body of a murdered woman. The 1935 version of Bride of Frankenstein was part of the Universal Monsters franchise and remains one of the few sequels considered better than the original film.