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Exclusive Interview: Daniel Radcliffe Electrified by Possibilities of Igor Role in 'Frankenstein'

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Daniel Radcliffe says while it's a bit too early in the project to figure out what sort of read he's going to give Igor opposite James McAvoy's Victor Frankenstein in 20th Century Fox's Frankenstein, he already has his eye on the possibilities the role presents.
 
"We haven't even started rehearsals yet, but in terms of Igor, I think we're going to see a character who is given a lot more depth than we've seen him allowed in any other incarnations of the story," Radcliffe recently said in a phone call with FEARnet from the Toronto International Film Festival.
 
While the former Harry Potter star can't share any intricate details of Chronicle scribe Max Landis's screenplay just yet, he implied that it's going to be a Frankenstein tale like none other. 
 
"It's a wild script. It constantly surprises you and it's great, great fun as well," Radcliffe enthused. "The relationship between Igor and Victor is one of two young men at the absolute forefront of the technology of their day. Plus it's a story about them pushing each other further, eventually having to make decisions about their relationship and their morality. I'm really excited about it and very excited to be working with James McAvoy as well."
 
Until he digs into Frankenstein, Radcliffe says given his choice of imitating Bela Lugosi from Son of Frankenstein (as Ygor) or Marty Feldman from Young Frankenstein in the iconic lab assistant role, the actor thinks he'd have better luck with the latter.
 
"I don't know, I think I can channel a little bit of Marty," said with a laugh.
 
Directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, BBC's Sherlock), Frankenstein will also star Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay in an unspecified role, Variety reports.
 
Before Radcliffe sets the (operating) table for Frankenstein, you can catch him the October true-life crime drama Kill Your Darlings, where plays a young version of famed beat poet Allen Ginsberg. After that the British actor, 24, has the horror thriller Horns, based on the novel by Joe Hill, where he stars as a man who mysteriously starts sprouting devilish horns from his head. That film is expected be picked up for distribution and released sometime next year following its TIFF screening.
 
Fox's Frankenstein is slated to open in theaters Oct. 17, 2014.
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