Jacob Elordi has been cast as the monster in director

Jacob Elordi “has been cast as the monster” in director Guillermo del Toro's new Frankenstein film…after Andrew Garfield dropped out

Jacob Elordi appears to have his next job done.

The 26-year-old actor, whose film Saltburn inspired a scented bathwater candle, has reportedly signed on to play the monster in a new Frankenstein film for Netflix.

According to Showbiz411, the Australian actor will replace 40-year-old Andrew Garfield, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts caused by the actors' strike.

Guillermo del Toro will write, direct and produce the film, which is based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel.

The winning Pan's Labyrinth director has been working on the story for some time.

Jacob Elordi, 26, has reportedly moved on to his next job. According to Showbiz411, the 26-year-old actor has signed on to play the monster in a new Frankenstein film on Netflix (pictured in Los Angeles in November 2023).

It's unclear whether the Oscar winner is setting the film in the 19th century or a more modern era.

Oscar Isaac, Mia Goth and Christoph Waltz will star in the science fiction thriller about a scientist who brings a humanoid creature to life.

At Collider's 10th anniversary IMAX 3D screening of Pacific Rim, the Pinocchio writer and director revealed that the project is part of a lifelong dream.

“I’m doing Frankenstein. “We’re working on it,” he told the audience.

“We start filming in February and it’s a film I’ve wanted to make for 50 years, ever since I saw the first Frankenstein.”

“And I had an epiphany, and it's basically a film that required a lot of growth and a lot of tools that I couldn't have made 10 years ago.”

“Now I’m brave enough or crazy enough or something, and we’ll go for it.”

According to What's On Netflix, the new film will “tell the story of Dr. Pretorious, who must track down Frankenstein's monster – believed to have died in a fire forty years ago – to investigate Dr. To continue Frankenstein.” .'

The Australian actor will replace Andrew Garfield in the film, which is inspired by Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein (pictured in Los Angeles in November 2023). The Australian actor will replace 40-year-old Andrew Garfield in the film, which is inspired by Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein (pictured in London in June 2023).

The Australian actor will replace Andrew Garfield in the film inspired by Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein. The Australian actor will replace Andrew Garfield in the film inspired by Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein

Guillermo del Toro wrote the script and will produce and direct the project, which is scheduled to begin filming in February (pictured in Beverly Hills in February 2023)

Guillermo del Toro wrote the script and will produce and direct the project, which is scheduled to begin filming in February (pictured in Beverly Hills in February 2023)

For Jacob, acting seems to have been a way to deal with his own demons. “I feel freer than ever in my career,” he told Variety.

“When I was 15, I went to an all-boys Catholic school. I was deeply unsettled and didn't know why. I read “Waiting for Godot” in theater class. I didn't understand it, but something changed. “Everything I believed in just went out the window.”

“I became an observer,” he explained. “Acting, performance and story became my church.” I worked 24 hours a day and devoured everything I could. “My personality has changed.”

“For me it was all about losing myself in the performance,” he explained, “but now I'm bringing Jacob Elordi to a performance, which is such an intoxicating, crazy thing.”