Haunting of Hill House’s Oliver Jackson-Cohen to Play the Invisible Man

Hill House star Oliver Jackson Cohen lands title role in The Invisible ManMore

Hill House star Oliver Jackson Cohen lands title role in The Invisible ManMore

The Handmaid's Tale and Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss was the first name to join the cast, with speculation that she could even be playing the title role quickly proving to be false. The studio had previously planned a shared universe with Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, and others, but those plans were put on hold after the underwhelming response to Tom Cruise's "The Mummy" in 2017.

"The Haunting of the Hill House" star Oliver Jackson-Cohen is set to play the lead role in "The Invisible Man" movie. One of the streaming service's biggest success stories of a year ago, Hill House was unanimously praised for the strength of its ensemble cast, of which Jackson-Cohen was a huge part.

Today, they've cast their "Invisible Man".

Whannell will write, direct, and executive produce the film which is being produced by Blumhouse and Universal Studios. The filmmakers reportedly liked Jackson-Cohen's performance in the show, which helped him land his latest role.

The film is produced by Jason Blum and Kylie du Fresne while Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick for Universal Pictures, are the co-producers.

The story of The Invisible Man centers around a woman named Cecilia, who learns her abusive ex-boyfriend committed suicide. A successful Invisible Man movie at the box office could still mean sequels. After the poor domestic showing of "The Mummy", many believed that all future plans for the Dark Universe would be cancelled, but Universal Pictures is pushing forward with hopes of creating a series of connected films like Marvel, Star Wars, and DC Comics.

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