Riverdale's Cole Sprouse to star in Focus'' "wacky" zombie comedy Lisa Frankenstein, directed by Zelda Williams from a script written by Oscar winner Diablo Cody. To join the former child Disney star is Freaky's, Kathryn Newton.
The film reunites Diablo Cody and Mason Novick who previously collaborated on films including Tully, Young Adult, Jennifer’s Body, and Juno. Jeff Lampert will serve as executive producer, according to Deadline.
Set in 1989, the film follows an unpopular high schooler who accidentally re-animates a handsome Victorian corpse during a lightning storm and starts to rebuild him into the man of her dreams using the broken tanning bed in her garage.
Sprouse can still be seen on his hit CW show Riverdale, which will have its final-season premiere later this year. On the film side, he most recently starred in the HBO Max movie Moonshot.
Best known for her breakout role in HBO’s Big Little Lies, Newton is set to make her MCU debut in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. She was most recently seen in the Universal and Blumhouse horror comedy Freaky opposite Vince Vaughn.