Star of The Haunting of Hill House, Oliver Jackson-Cohen has landed the title role in Blumhouse and Universal’s The Invisible Man, which is set to begin production this month in Australia.
It’s quite the shocking turn, as early on in the project’s development, Johnny Depp was set to play the lead role. Jackson-Cohen joins an already impressive announced cast which includes, Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer, and Storm Reid.
Deadline, who broke the news, have heard that it was the actor’s turn in The Haunting of Hill House as Luke Crain which wowed the filmmakers and helped to cement his casting. The Netflix series follows a fractured family as they deal with the horrors of their past, and it was perhaps the fragile nature of Jackson-Cohen’s character that proved to the filmmakers that the actor has what it takes to inhabit such an iconic role.
Leigh Whannell is writing, directing and executive producing The Invisible Man, with Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse Productions, and Kylie du Fresne producing for Goalpost Pictures.
More on The Invisible Man when we have it.