Deadline reports that actor Russell Crowe is in talks to join the cast of Universal’s The Mummy reboot. The trade describes his part as “a Jekyll-like role,” but whether that means he will literally be playing Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde is unknown at this time. Production is currently underway in London.
Tom Cruise will be playing the title monster in the film, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance. The storyline is expected to be set in modern day with Cruise’s character to be a special forces soldier.
It’s being planned as the first film in the Universal Monster cinematic universe with plans for The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing all in various stages of development.