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Deadline reports that X-Men: Days of Future Past star James McAvoy is in negotiations with Fox to play the the eccentric scientist in a reinterpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
The last we heard, the studio was deciding between Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) and Toby Kebbell (War Horse), so McAvoy’s casting is something of a surprise.
Radcliffe has been attached to star in the Paul McGuigan (Sherlock, Lucky Number Slevin) picture since September. With Victor Von Frankenstein cast, expect the Fox feature to fill out the rest of the roles fairly quickly.
The Max Landis-written is set for release on Oct. 14, 2014.