Whitaker, 50 Cent Join Rival “Jekyll” Film

Hot on the heels of the news that a contemporary ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ film entitled “Jekyll” is in the works with Keanu Reeves, a rival project has sprung up.

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

Abel Ferrara helms this re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” which, like its rival, will also have a contemporary setting.

Brett Walsh and Randall Emmett are producing. Shooting kicks off later this Summer.