Focus Features has finally set the Lisa Frankenstein release date for Zelda Williams‘ upcoming feature directorial debut, starring Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton. The horror comedy is scheduled to arrive in theaters on February 9, 2024.
The theatrical release currently doesn’t pit the film against a direct competitor at the box office. However, it will be debuting in the same month as other high-profile movies such as Matthew Vaughn’s all-star action comedy Argylle, Blumhouse‘s Imaginary, Sony Pictures’ Madame Web, and Paramount Pictures’ Bob Marley: One Love biopic.
What to expect in Lisa Frankenstein?
“The film is about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse,” reads the synopsis. “After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness… and a few missing body parts along the way.”
Described as a coming of “rage love story,” Lisa Frankenstein is directed by Williams from a script written by Oscar winner Diablo Cody. Joining Sprouse and Newton are Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Hill House), Liza Soberano (Alone/Together), Joe Chrest (Stranger Things) and Henry Eikenberry (The Crowded Room).
The film is produced by Cody and Mason Novick, with Jeff Lampert serving as an executive producer and Focus Features’ VP of Production and Development, Michelle Momplaisir as a creative executive.