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Oliver Jackson-Cohen to Star in ‘The Invisible Man’

14 July 2019

We've gotten a good amount of casting information for Blumhouse and Universal's remake of the seminal classic The Invisible Man, but the titular role has remained vacant-until now. The film is about Universal Pictures' classic monster character, first portrayed by Claude Rains in the studio's 1933 film.

Victoria Pedretti, his on-screen sister in The Haunting of Hill House, will return to star in the follow-up season, The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Blumhouse has found its leading man for the Invisible Man remake now in the works.

The Invisible Man will be written, directed and executive produced by frequent James Wan collaborator Leigh Whannell, who has long history with horror films and has found success with the Saw and Insidious franchises.

"The Haunting of Hill House" star Oliver Jackson-Cohen is joining the cast of "The Invisible Man" as the title character for the Blumhouse-Universal Pictures project.

"It's not dependent on special effects, CGI, stunts", he told Collider. And it happened to be an Invisible Man story, so it checked both boxes. That version would have starred Johnny Depp, would have cost a gazillion dollars to produce, and likely would have flopped just as hard as 2017's The Mummy, the Tom Cruise starrer which was supposed to kick off the whole shebang.

The Invisible Man will begin production this month in Australia with a pretty excellent cast that includes Elisabeth Moss, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, and Harriet Dyer. The film is eyeing a March 13th, 2020 release date. Jackson-Cohen has shown he can do some great work within the confines of horror, and now The Invisible Man will give him the chance to prove he's capable of leading a studio-backed genre movie.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen to Star in ‘The Invisible Man’