Oliver Jackson-Cohen to Take Over From Johnny Depp in ‘The Invisible Man’

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ actor joins the cast ensemble, which includes Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge and Storm Reid, after the ‘Finding Neverland’ star stepped away from his role in the remake.

AceShowbiz -“The Haunting of Hill House” star Oliver Jackson-Cohen has stepped in to replace Johnny Depp in “The Invisible Man” remake.

The actor joins a cast that includes Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, and Storm Reid.

Leigh Whannell will be directing the film, which begins production in Sydney, Australia later this month (July 2019), according to Deadline.

Depp initially boarded the Universal Studios project in 2016, signing on to revamp H.G. Wells’ classic tale of a chemist who embarks on a killing spree after using a dangerous drug that renders him invisible, but he has since stepped away from the role of the crazed leading man.

Wells’ novel has been adapted for the screen numerous times since it was published in 1897, with the most famous film version released in 1933, starring Claude Rains as The Invisible Man.

The reboot is part of Universal bosses’ monster movies revamp series, which began with 2017’s “The Mummy“, featuring Tom Cruise as Nick Morton and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll.

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