There's a new Invisible Man in town and he's from a haunted house. The Haunting of Hill House star Oliver Jackson-Cohen has just been cast as the Invisible Man in the upcoming Leigh Whannell film.
According to Deadline, Jackson-Cohen is taking over the role that was originally meant for Johnny Depp. He will be joining The Handmaid's Tale star Elizabeth Moss and Storm Reid, who was recently cast in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.
Jackson-Cohen is best known for his portrayal of Luke Crain in the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. His previous works include the TV shows Dracula, Emerald City, and The Man In The Orange Shirt. Jackson-Cohen also starred alongside Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton in the 2010 action film Faster.
Moss had previously joked about her role in The Invisible Man, saying that she isn't playing the titular character.
"I haven't gotten into what I'm allowed to say, yet. I'm pretty sure I can say that I'm not 'The Invisible Man'. That would be weird," Moss told The Hollywood Reporter. "I don't even know what I'm allowed to say about it! I'm not 'The Invisible Man', but there is an Invisible Man — if that makes any sense."
Whannell will write, direct, and executive produce the film which is being produced by Blumhouse and Universal Studios. The movie will also star Harriet Dyer and Aldis Hodge. Although it has not yet been given an official release date, The Invisible Man is expected to begin production in Australia later this month.