DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HIGH

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05.08.09 20 Comments

“Whoa.”

Universal is developing a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde movie, a project which requires above all else a lead with some versatility. Naturally they chose Keanu Reeves.

Universal 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, writer of “Revolutionary Road,” penning the script. Nicolas Winding Refn [writer/director of Bronson] is in negotiations to direct the project, titled “Jekyll.” [THR]

In the original story, Dr. Jekyll invents potion that brings out a different personality when he drinks it.  Sources at Universal say the biggest challenge they face in development will be creating the potion and getting it to work.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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