Ferrara to transform ‘Jekyll’

Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent to star in redo

Abel Ferrara is taking another walk on the wild side with a re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which will be contemporized and titled “Jekyll and Hyde.”

Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are attached to play the lead roles in the classic tale about a doctor who invents a potion that unleashes his violent alter ego.

Glasshouse Pictures’ Brett Walsh and Cheetah Vision Films’ Randall Emmett are producing; Luc Roeg, Michael Robinson and Andrew Orr are exec producing for U.K. production banner Independent.

Sean Walsh, Bonnie Timmermann and Chris Lighty also receive exec producer credits.

Independent is handling international sales on the project, which will begin lensing in late summer.

“The combination of such formidable talent in front of and behind the camera will turn this wonderful gothic story into a modern classic for a whole new generation,” said Roeg.

More Film

  • Irrfan Khan, Anup Singh Talk 'Lasya,'

    Irrfan Khan, Anup Singh Talk 'Lasya,' ‘Scorpions’

    Abel Ferrara is taking another walk on the wild side with a re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which will be contemporized and titled “Jekyll and Hyde.” Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are attached to play the lead roles in the classic tale about a […]

  • Disney Appoints Carol Choi as Korea

    Disney Appoints Carol Choi as Korea GM

    Abel Ferrara is taking another walk on the wild side with a re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which will be contemporized and titled “Jekyll and Hyde.” Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are attached to play the lead roles in the classic tale about a […]

  • DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER

    Dubai: Festival President Abdulhamid Juma on Growing The Market and Opening to TV

    Abel Ferrara is taking another walk on the wild side with a re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which will be contemporized and titled “Jekyll and Hyde.” Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are attached to play the lead roles in the classic tale about a […]

  • Kevin Hart Great Outdoors

    Film News Roundup: Kevin Hart Boards Action-Comedy 'On the Run' at Universal

    Abel Ferrara is taking another walk on the wild side with a re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which will be contemporized and titled “Jekyll and Hyde.” Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are attached to play the lead roles in the classic tale about a […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    AMC Adding Late-Night Screenings for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

    Abel Ferrara is taking another walk on the wild side with a re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which will be contemporized and titled “Jekyll and Hyde.” Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are attached to play the lead roles in the classic tale about a […]

  • Donald Trump 'Mentally Unfit' to Be

    Donald Trump Is 'Mentally Unfit' to Be U.S. President, Rob Reiner Says

    Abel Ferrara is taking another walk on the wild side with a re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which will be contemporized and titled “Jekyll and Hyde.” Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are attached to play the lead roles in the classic tale about a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content