There has been no shortage of adaptations to Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. But it looks like there is another one on the way, this time with comedian Eddie Izzard in the title role of Dr. Nina Jekyll.
The film will be called Dr. Jekyll, and it is being directed by Joe Stephenson. He developed the script with Dan Kelly-Mulhern during the lockdown. The film will follow Nina Jekyll discovering a friendship with a newly hired assistant Rob (Scott Chambers). The two of them must work together to stop Hyde from destroying her life.
“I am very excited to be playing the role of Nina Jekyll in this new feature film, and it’s wonderful to be able to reimagine this classic story in a modern way,” said Izzard in a statement.
Stephenson added: “I’m thrilled that Eddie is joining us as my Nina Jekyll. With her being the extraordinary and versatile actress she is, playing against Scott’s natural talent to make us believe in the good in people, I can’t wait to bring this suspenseful take on the iconic classic to life.”
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