Kathryn Newton Tries to Date an Undead Cole Sprouse in ‘Lisa Frankenstein’ Teaser

Kathryn Newton Tries to Date an Undead Cole Sprouse in ‘Lisa Frankenstein’ Teaser

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Kathryn Newton tries to spark a romance with Cole Sprouse‘s reanimated corpse in the teaser trailer for Lisa Frankenstein.

Focus Features is set to release Zelda Williams’ feature directorial debut in theaters Feb. 9, just in time for a twisted Valentine’s Day date option. The film centers on Lisa (Newton), a high school outcast who is smitten with a handsome corpse (Sprouse) from the Victorian era and accidentally brings him back to life. Carla Gugino, Liza Soberano and Joe Chrest round out the cast.

The trailer features a lot of axe-swinging as the potential relationship takes some bloody turns. “Taffy says it’s a waste of time to try and fix a boy,” Newton tells her undead suitor about a friend’s advice. “It’s better to just accept a guy’s flaws.”

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Williams helms the comedic horror flick from a script by Oscar-winning scribe Diablo Cody. Cody and Mason Novick are producers, and Jeffrey Lampert executive produces.

Newton appeared earlier this year in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and has had experience with horror comedy, having starred in 2020’s Freaky. Sprouse’s seven seasons as Jughead Jones on The CW’s Riverdale came to an end with the August series finale.

Williams is the daughter of Robin Williams and is known for a voice role on Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra. Among Cody’s previous writing credits are Juno (2007), for which she won an Academy Award, and the horror-comedy movie Jennifer’s Body (2009) which starred Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried. Her television work includes United States of Tara and One Mississippi.