Australian actor and “Saltburn,” “Priscilla” and “Euphoria” star Jacob Elordi will replace Andrew Garfield as Frankenstein’s monster in Guillermo del Toro’s “Dr. Frankenstein” film.

Showbiz 411 broke the news, saying Garfield has had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with a lot of back-to-back projects on his plate including a Carl Sagan biopic.

Elordi, meanwhile, is one of the fastest-rising young talents out there and already has multiple scented candles named after his bathwater in an infamous scene from “Saltburn”.

Del Toro is reportedly planning to start shooting his long-gestating project in February. Elordi will join a cast that already includes Oscar Isaac, Christoph Waltz and Mia Goth.

Unfolding in 19th century Eastern Europe, the film tells the story of Dr. Pretorious (Isaac), who needs to track down the monster (Elordi) – who is believed to have died in a fire forty years before – in order to continue experiments on him.

The project has been a dream of Del Toro’s for many years, and recently indicated technology has only gotten to a point now where he can fully realise his vision. The filmmaker is coming off his Oscar-winning animated “Pinocchio” adaptation.

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