Chris Evans is in talks to headline Lionsgate’s big screen Jekyll movie
Chris Evans, best known these days for playing Captain America in the Marvel cinematic universe, is getting ready to play another iconic character transformed by experimental serum. According to a story today at Deadline, Evans is in talks to headline Lionsgate‘s Jekyll movie, based on the 2007 BBC miniseries written by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock). The show, which continues the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was officially described as follows:
It’s 2007 and there’s a new Dr Jekyll, with an old problem: Mr Hyde. But they have a deal – a body share – and an impossible life is somehow lived.
What Hyde doesn’t know, however, is that Jackman is married, and there’s a wife and two children he’ll do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, he’s determined to keep his dark side in line.
He’s done a deal with his own devil. But neither of them know that an ancient organisation with limitless wealth and power is monitoring their every move, and a plan over a century in the making is coming to fruition. The return of Dr Jekyll is no accident…
The original Jekyll series stars James Nesbitt, Gina Bellman, Denis Lawson, Michelle Ryan and Meera Syal.
Chris Evans can next be seen in Marc Webb’s Gifted, which is set to hit the big screen April 12, 2017. He’ll then be back in the MCU for Avengers: Infinity War Part I, in theaters May 4, 2018 (that is, if we don’t see Cap make a surprise appearance even sooner).
The Jekyll movie is being produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry adapting the script from the original miniseries
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