Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the latest project getting the Hollywood train run on it. Last week, it was a version starring Keanu Reeves from the director of Bronson, with a passing mention of Guillermo Del Toro also working on a Jekyll/Hyde project. Today comes news of yet another, this one starring 50 Cent and Forest Whitaker. Sources say the version will be more “urban,” and with more “flava,” and “bigger penises.”
[Bad Lieutenant director] Abel Ferrara is taking another walk on the wild side with a re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which will be contemporized and titled “Jekyll and Hyde.” Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are attached to play the lead roles. [Variety]
No word yet on who’s playing what, but I could easily see Fiddy as Dr. Jekyll. He drinks the potion, loses vision in one eye, then blacks out, and when he awakens later, he has nine mysterious gunshot wounds.