Abel Ferrera on His Jekyll & Hyde Project


Once starring Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent

Shock informed you in March that Forest Whitaker had bowed out of Jekyll & Hyde, a proposed modern take on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel that was also going to star 50 Cent.

In an interview with the Guardian, Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant), the man who would have directed that adaptation, says: “He could be an awesome Ed Hyde. He’s the real deal. But it’s not gonna get made,” he says. “Warner Brothers have put up about one fifth of what the film should cost and want about one third of what it’s gonna make, and I’m supposed to kiss the feet of whoever made that deal. They never made Jekyll & Hyde the way it was written. It’s a guy and his creation. Having one actor play both parts is an abomination, a distortion of Stevenson’s story. It’s a masterpiece. I’m gonna make it one day.”

The project is said to be on hold now.

Source: The Guardian