Chris Evans could well be the new Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but not in the way you might think.
The “Captain America” star is said to be in talks for the title role in Lionsgate’s “Jekyll,” a remake of the 2007 British mini-series which served as a contemporary update of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale.
“Sherlock” and “Doctor Who” producer Steven Moffat created the original which starred James Nesbitt as Dr. Henry Jackman, a married man with a family who tries to keep the dangerous Mr. Hyde element of his personality under control thanks to modern technology.
At the same time an ancient organisation with limitless wealth and power is monitoring their every move. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry are adapting the script from the original miniseries while Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will produce.
The project isn’t to be confused with a potential spin-off film that’s a part of Universal’s proposed classic monsters cinematic universe. That initiative is already said to have Russell Crowe playing Dr. Jekyll in next year’s “The Mummy” reboot and could well score his own film.