Javier Bardem Up For Frankenstein Role

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The stacked roster of A-list talent in the Universal Monsters Universe of Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe, may have another talented actor bringing a certain monster to life.

According to a report from Variety, Javier Bardem is being eyed for the role of Frankenstein in the rebooted cinematic universe of classic monster movies. The first film in which Bardem would appear in is currently unknown but Cruise's film is first up with The Mummy reboot set for release in 2017.

More specifically, Bardem is up for the role of the Frankenstein monster, not Dr. Frankenstein.

A Bride of Frankenstein film is being developed but the report claims that Bardem's Frankenstein would make his first appearance prior to the standalone flick which is being developed by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.

Previously, Bardem had been approached to play Dr. Jekyll role in The Mummy but ultimately passed on it. Most recently, he was seen in Sean Penn's The Last Face but is also known well for his appearances in Skyfall, No Country For Old Men, and The Counselor.