Cumberbatch alternated the role of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the Creature with Elementary star Johnny Lee Miller. Both actors underwent more than two-and-a half hours in the makeup chair.
Slumdog Millionaire’s Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle directed the stage play, which originally ran in London in 2011. The National Theatre Live has re-released a broadcast of Frankenstein to cinemas worldwide for a limited run. It's the third time the popular production has been shown in theaters.