Benedict Cumberbatch, Danny Boyle and Jonny Lee Miller's 'Frankenstein' Play Coming to Theaters
The production, which was a massive success during its run at the Royal National Theatre in the UK, will play on US screens in June.
The good news keeps coming for Benedict Cumberbatch fans.
The British actor, whose second series of mystery show Sherlock debuted on PBS on Sunday and was just voted The Sun's Sexiest Man (thanks in part to his army of fans on Tumblr), will have his award-winning turn in the stage production of Frankenstein shown in movie theaters in the United States in June. The play, directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, ran for a little over two months at the Royal National Theater in London last year.
Fathom Events is presenting a taped recording of the show in hundreds of theaters across the country on June 6 and 7; the production was shot twice, as Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller traded off playing Dr. Frankenstein and his monster. One night, Cumberbatch's turn as the monster will be shown, while Miller's take on it will play the other.
The show was a smash hit in the UK, earning Cumberbatch and Miller a shared Olivier Award for Best Actor. Along with Sherlock, Cumberbatch will star in the upcoming Star Trek sequel and will again play two roles in The Hobbit. Boyle is directing the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, while, ironically, Miller will also play Sherlock Holmes in the TV show Elementary. The two, it seems, love sharing roles.