Universal and Blumhouse have found their Invisible Man.
The reimagining of the Universal Pictures’ classic monster character has found its lead in Oliver Jackson-Cohen. The Haunting of Hill House star is set to play the title role in the tale based on H. G. Wells’ science-fiction novel about a chemist who discovered the secret of invisibility while conducting a series of tests involving a drug called monocane.
Jackson-Cohen joins previously announced Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Aldis Hodge (City on a Hill), Harriet Dyer (The In Between), and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time).
“Throughout cinematic history, Universal’s classic monsters have been reinvented through the prism of each new filmmaker that brings these characters to life,” Peter Cramer, Universal’s President of Production, said in a statement. “We are excited to take a more managed approach for their return to screen, shepherded by creators who have stories they are passionate to tell with them.”
Filming begins later this month in Sydney, Australia. The Invisible Man is scheduled for a March 13 release.