Russell Crowe is in early talks to join Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy” reboot, the first film in a burgeoning cinematic universe featuring the studio’s classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.
If a deal happens, Crowe would appear as the tormented Dr. Henry Jekyll who changes into a murderous madman named Mr. Hyde in “The Mummy” before potentially starring in his own film.
Crowe is not a lock for this screen incarnation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson character, in fact he’s the third actor who has been in talks for the role with both Tom Hardy and Javier Bardem also in talks before those fell apart.
The Alex Kurtzman-directed film has already been shooting in London for weeks with Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson already onboard.
The storyline is set in the modern day with Cruise playing a special forces soldier, Wallis as a scientist, Johnson as a member of the military, and Boutella as the titular creature.
Other films already in the works with this new initiative include “The Invisible Man” with Johnny Depp, “The Bride of Frankenstein” which is pursuing Angelina Jolie, and a new take on “The Creature From the Black Lagoon”.
Source: Heat Vision