Attention those of you who balked at Keanu Reeves starring in a new Jekyll and Hyde film — Hold on to your collective asses! Director Abel Ferrara is making his return to horror with a new telling of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale starring Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. We can hear your stunned silence from here.
Yep, get ready to file this one under “What the fuck?” as Variety reports that Whitaker will be playing the role of the good Dr. Jekyll who upon drinking a 40 of O.E. will turn into the gangsta rapper badboy Mr. Hyde. Ok, that’s not what Variety actually said but the basic gist of it is true.
“The combination of such formidable talent in front of and behind the camera will turn this wonderful gothic story into a modern classic for a whole new generation,” executive-producer Luc Roeg tells Variety.
Color me stunned.
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