Ian McKellen delivers a riveting, award-winning performance as Hollywood horror director James Whale. It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah (Lynn Redgrave), hires a handsome young gardener, Clayton Boone (Brendan Fraser), the flamboyant director and simple yard man develop an unlikely friendship. This powerful and poignant relationship will change their lives forever. Based on the novel by Christopher Bram and directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Chicago, Mr. Holmes, Kinsey), Gods and Monsters won an Academy Award for Condon’s adapted screenplay.