Elisabeth Moss is in very early talks to star in “Upgrade” writer/director Leigh Whannell’s new take on “The Invisible Man” for Universal Pictures.
Johnny Depp, who was originally tapped to play the title character, will not be involved in the new take and should talks with Moss move forward she would take on the lead role.
Plot details of this version of the HG Wells story are unknown, but this is the first film in the studio’s shift in strategy following its abandoning its big-budget interconnected “Dark Universe” concept in favor of standalone films with more modest budgets that embrace “creative directors with distinctive visions”.
Whannell is also co-producing. Moss will next be seen in “Us,” “Her Smell” and “The Kitchen” all opening this year along with the third season of “The Handmaid’s Tale”.