Oliver Jackson-Cohen to star in 'The Invisible Man'

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Leigh Whannell (Upgrade) writes, directs, and executive produces the film.

Throughout cinematic history Universal's classic monsters have been reinvented through the prism of each new filmmaker that brings these characters to life. The Haunting of Hill House star Oliver Jackson-Cohen has just been cast as the Invisible Man in the upcoming Leigh Whannell film. We'll also meet Sydney (Reid), an outgoing girl Cecilia looks after and who grows mistrustful of her when all these odd things begin to happen. He will be joining The Handmaid's Tale star Elizabeth Moss and Storm Reid, who was recently cast in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.

The Dark Universe launched with "The Mummy" in 2017. The Tom Cruise-fronted The Mummy was meant to kick off a series of interconnected films based on the classic Universal monsters, but Dark Universe architects Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan were pushed aside and the whole plan was scuttled after The Mummy bombed with both audiences and critics.

"It was like the Blumhouse version of The Invisible Man, it's a lower-budget movie". A little over 80% of that gross came from foreign markets, and domestically the film only made $80M in theaters.

The Invisible Man starts filming this month and is scheduled for a March 13, 2020 release.

Jackson-Cohen, who starred as the troubled Luke Crain in the Netflix horror anthology, will take on the titular character of The Invisible Man for Universal and Blumhouse. The Dark Universe was created to connect all of the old monster movies from yesteryear, including Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Bride of Frankenstein. "I'm not "The Invisible Man", but there is an Invisible Man - if that makes any sense".

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