Second Union

Second Union


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Focus Features’ LISA FRANKENSTEIN will be released only in
theaters on February 9, 2024.

Surviving high school is hard enough on its own—add in the trauma of your mom being
axe-murdered in your living room, and it becomes virtually impossible to cope. Just ask Lisa
Swallows (Kathryn Newton), the awkward 17-year-old trying to adjust to a new school and a
new life after her mother’s demise and her father’s hasty remarriage. Despite the unwavering
support offered by plucky cheerleader step-sister Taffy (Liza Soberano), Lisa only finds solace in
the abandoned cemetery near her house, where she tends to the grave of a young man who
died in 1837.

4208_D001_00030_R Kathryn Newton stars as Lisa Swallows in LISA FRANKENSTEIN, a Focus Features release. Credit: Michele K. Short / © 2024 FOCUS FEATURES LLC

But everything changes one dark and stormy night in the fall of 1989, after a humiliated Lisa
makes a desperate and heartfelt wish—to be with the young man in the world beyond. When a
monstrous-looking corpse (Cole Sprouse) turns up the following evening, Lisa realizes there’s
been a cosmic misunderstanding. Still, she feels obligated to help the poor soul regain his
humanity, and she embarks on a quest to breathe new life into her long-dead companion. All
she needs to succeed are some freshly harvested body parts and Taffy’s broken tanning bed.
From Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body) comes a truly
electrifying new horror-comedy, coming-of-rage romance.

LISA FRANKENSTEIN stars Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania), Cole Sprouse (Riverdale), Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Hill House), Liza Soberano (Make It with You), Joe Chrest (Stranger Things) and Henry Eikenberry (HBO’s Euphoria).

Director Zelda Williams makes her feature debut with the wildly inventive new film, which is
produced by Cody and Mason Novick under his MXN Entertainment banner. Executive
producers are Jeffrey Lampert. Director of photography, Paula Huidobro; production designer
Mark Worthington; costume designer Meagan McLaughlin Luster; editor, Brad Turner. Creature
makeup and prosthetics created by Legacy Effects.

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