Keanu Reeves is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Universal Pictures is developing a modern retelling of the classic novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” with Keanu Reeves attached to star and Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) penning the script.

The Hollywood Reporter says Nicolas Winding Refn is in negotiations to direct the project, titled Jekyll. It is being produced by Erwin Stoff and Red Wagon Entertainment’s Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher.

While plot details for this film are being kept under wraps, Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale–about a doctor who scientifically develops an evil self–has been adapted many times before for the big screen and stage.

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