U.K. production of 'Frankenstein,' with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, to screen in U.S. theaters


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It’s alive! On screen! Again! Fathom Events announced today that on June 6 and 7, it will rebroadcast into select movie theaters the 2011 filmed U.K. stage production of Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, written by Nick Dear, and directed by Danny Boyle.

When the production played last spring at the Royal National Theatre in London, it won wide acclaim for Cumberbatch and Miller, who alternated playing Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature. (They shared an Olivier Award for Best Actor.)

The National Theatre already broadcast the play into U.S. movie theaters on two separate nights last March. But with the second season of Cumberbatch’s Sherlock pulling in great ratings on PBS — not to mention the actor’s villainous role in the upcoming sequel to 2009’s Star Trek — the fabulously monikered Brit’s star is very much on the rise. You can check out the creepy trailer for last year’s screening of Frankenstein below:

Click here for a list of participating theaters.

Read more:
Why you should watch ‘Sherlock,’ a classic mystery that feels very modern
Britain’s National Theatre is coming to your local movie theater tonight: Will you watch?
Danny Boyle’s ‘Frankenstein’ trailer: Who wants to see Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature?

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