With genre fave Leigh Whannell currently working on a new take on The Invisible Man for Blumhouse and Universal, now comes a major update on the project.
Previously, we knew that The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elisabeth Moss had signed on for a key role in the picture, with many speculating that the titular invisible so-and-so may be gender swapped. Now though, we have a new piece of casting news in addition to some concrete plot details.
Courtesy of Deadline, A Wrinkle in Time’s Storm Reid will be joining in Moss in the picture. The young actress is to play a character called Sydney, who looks up to Moss’ character in the absence of her own mother.
In terms of plot, a new synopsis for the film clarifies that Moss will not be playing the title character:
The film follows Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss), who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.
If you remember, this new incarnation of The Invisible Man was initially set to star Johnny Depp and be a part of the greater Dark Universe that Universal launched with The Mummy. Of course, with The Mummy proving to be a major disappointment, all of those shared realm plans were put on hold or completely scrapped.
Instead, now we have Blumhouse teaming with Universal to deliver a more low-budget Invisible Man that will be character driven and have a focus of true terror.
Fresh off impressing with Upgrade, Leigh Whannell is writing and directing The Invisible Man.