This week came word that Russell Crowe is in talks to join the reboot of the currently shooting “The Mummy” franchise at Universal Pictures.
The Alex Kurtzman-directed film has been in production in the UK for a few weeks now with Tom Cruise in the lead role, and is the first in a proposed series of films sharing the same cinematic universe and featuring various classic monsters. Crowe is slated to play one such legendary monster – Dr. Henry Jekyll.
Speaking about the film whilst out promoting “The Nice Guys,” Crowe says the new film is not the action-adventure style tone of the Brendan Fraser films, but rather a full on horror tale:
“This one is kind of more designed to seriously scare the s— out of you. It’s very interesting, what they’re gonna do with that stuff. I’ve had a couple of chats about it with the director.”
Crowe joins a cast that also includes Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance. The film is currently slated to open June 9th 2017.