Last week the trades reported that remake-roid Keanu Reeves was attached to play the titular role(s) in a contemporary â€œDr. Jekyll & Mr Hydeâ€ (titled “Jekyll”).
Not surprisingly, with the Robert Louis Stevenson-created characters public domain and free-for-grabs, a rival project is in the works.
This one, from â€œBad Lieutenantâ€ director Abel Ferrera, will star Curtis â€™50 Centâ€™ Jackson and Forest Whitaker (coincidentally both were onboard Sylvester Stalloneâ€™s â€œThe Expendablesâ€ but conveniently exited the project; sure to be some interesting conversations going on on the set) â€“ and quite frankly, sounds a bit more intriguing than something starring android Reeves.
The Ferrara-project is simply titled â€œJekyll & Hydeâ€, and will produced by Glasshouse Pictures’ Brett Walsh (who produced the recent James Franco/Sienna Miller flick â€œCamilleâ€) and Cheetah Vision Films’ Randall Emmett, who has worked with â€™50 Centâ€™ on â€œRighteous Killâ€ and â€œStreets of Bloodâ€.
Variety has the story..