Elisabeth Moss is now officially onboard to play Cecilia Kass in the upcoming Universal & Blumhouse film ‘The Invisible Man.’ Leigh Whannell will serve as producer, writer, and director of this reboot.
Moss has been more popular than ever as of late, having just been in Jordan Peele and Universal’s ‘Us.’ Also this year, she has Warner Bros.’ ‘The Kitchen,’ releasing August 9th. Also, she returns to lead the third season of the Emmy-winning ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ premiering June 5th on Hulu.
Meanwhile, Armie Hammer (‘The Social Network,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’) and Alexander Skarsgård (‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘The Little Drummer Girl’) are the top choices to play the titular character.
The role of Adrian Griffin, aka The Invisible Man, is below:
“A billionaire sociopath who made his money by developing an invisibility suit for the Department of Defense.”
Johnny Depp was originally going to portray the character, but he is no longer part of the film. However, he may be featured in another one of the monster movie projects in development. (But let’s hope not.)
Whannell and Blumhouse have made quite a few successful films, primarily the ‘Insidious’ franchise. Their most recent collaboration was last year’s ‘Upgrade.’
This is the first step in the plan to bring creative directors with distinctive visions to the classic Universal monsters characters. In other words, the studio mercy killed the interconnected ‘Dark Universe.’
The decision comes after ‘The Mummy’ underperformed at the box office. This led to the studio taking a new look at the strategy for the remaining monster characters. This includes ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Dracula,’ ‘The Wolfman,’ and ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon.’
Further, it is unknown what other projects are in development, or which people are currently making pitches to Universal.
‘The Invisible Man’ does not have a release date yet.