In the Limelight: Liza Soberano’s Stellar Performance in ‘Lisa Frankenstein’

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MANILA, Philippines—Filipino actress Liza Soberano is set to make her Hollywood debut in the upcoming horror-comedy film Lisa Frankenstein from Focus Features and Universal Pictures International.

From the creative minds of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody and first-time feature director Zelda Williams comes this fiendishly clever genre-bending romp. Set in 1989 suburbia, high school senior Lisa Swallows, played by Kathryn Newton, spends her free time at an abandoned cemetery, where her unconventional pastime takes a surprising turn.

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Starring alongside Newton is Cole Sprouse, known for his roles in “The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody” and CW’s “Riverdale.” The pair portrays the leads in this unique coming-of-rage love story that blends comedy, romance, and fantasy.

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Soberano plays Taffy, Lisa’s stepsister, in this exciting project. “When Zelda brought up this project, I was instantly hooked,” Soberano recalls. “It’s amazing because the day I met her was the same day the studio greenlit the project. With Diablo Cody on board, I just had to audition for it.”

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Excited and grateful for the opportunity, Soberano embraces the challenge. “It’s the kind of movie I’ve always wanted to do,” she says. “Sure, it’s a huge risk for my career, but that’s what’s exciting about it. I know I’ve learned a lot no matter how it turns out. That’s what counts.”

With an innovative script and a unique vision from Williams, “Lisa Frankenstein” promises to offer a fresh take on the classic Frankenstein narrative. The film also features notable actors like Joe Chrest, Henry Eikenberry, and Carla Gugino.

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Supported by #1 Digital Bank Maya and SM Cinemas, fans can anticipate a unique romance, horror-comedy experience when “Lisa Frankenstein” hits cinemas nationwide on February 7. Follow Universal Pictures Ph (FB) and universalpicturesph (IG) for the latest updates.