October 22, 2016

Russell Crowe in Talks to Play Dr. Jekyll-Like Role in ‘The Mummy’ Reboot

The ‘Noah’ actor is offered a major role in Universal’s Monster franchise that will include the remake starring Tom Cruise.

Russell Crowe is courted for a monstrous role. The actor is reportedly in negotiations to play a Dr. Jekyll-like character. According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, Tom Hardy, Eddie Redmayne and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were initially eyed for the role before the offer goes to Crowe.

Crowe’s role is rumored to make a cameo in “The Mummy” reboot before getting a standalone movie as a part of Universal’s Monster franchise. Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella and Annabelle Wallis are cast for the new “Mummy” movie which is due June 9, 2017 in the United States.

Universal is also expected to revive “Phantom of the Opera” and “Creature From the Black Lagoon” for their ambitious project. On top of that, Johnny Depp is reported to help bring back The Invisible Man and Angeline Jolie is rumored for the role of Frankenstein’s Bride.

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