Oliver Jackson-Cohen to replace Johnny Depp in 'The Invisible Man'

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Deadline reports that the filmmakers were "wowed" by Jackson-Cohen's performance in Netflix's horror anthology "Haunting of Hill House".

It took awhile to get The Invisible Man into gear. Since then, they cast The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss and A Wrinkle in Time's Storm Reid.

The project, helmed by actor/filmmaker Leigh Whannell, will not be part of any kind of connected universe and is said to be highly character driven, as opposed to something flashy with a huge budget. Although plot details haven't been confirmed yet, the story will reportedly follow a woman named Cecilia (Moss) who is rebuilding her life after her abusive ex-boyfriend commits suicide... but after unusual things begin to happen around her, she starts to wonder if her boyfriend is truly gone. The movie will begin filming this month in Sydney, Australia.

Washington D.C.[USA], July 13 (ANI): Hollywood actor and model Oliver Jackson-Cohen is all set to join the cast of "The Invisible Man" as the title character. Now the question is: why or how he became invisible? Picking up the pieces to rebuild her life for the better, she soon begins to question her sense of reality as she suspects her deceased former lover is not actually gone. 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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