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Bill Nighy in Talks to Play 'I, Frankenstein' Villain

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Nov 15, 2011 | 1:41pm EST

5716925.jpgProlific British character actor Billy Nighy is in talks to join the cast of I, Frankenstein, Variety reports. The Pirates of the Caribbean star will reportedly play the primary villain, a "demon prince" tasked with tracking down and capturing Aaron Eckhart's Adam, aka Frankenstein's monster. The film is based on Underworld co-creator Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel, and will be directed by G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra writer Stuart Beattie.

Production on I, Frankenstein is slated to begin in Australia in February of next year, with plans for a February 22, 2013, release.

Source: Variety

Billy Nighy's voice can be heard in the upcoming animated film Arthur Christmas. Click on the image below for more photos of the venerable actor:

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