Universal’s The Invisible Man casts the Invisible Man

The Haunting Of Hill House’s Oliver Jackson Cohen has been cast as Universal’s The Invisible Man

Universal’s upcoming reboot of The Invisible Man has finally cast its titular character. Oliver Jackson-Cohen has joined the film, and is set to star opposite Elisabeth Moss as her abusive ex-boyfriend.

Jackson-Cohen is best known for playing Luke Crain in Mike Flanagan’s Netflix horror series The Haunting Of Hill House, as well as Roan/Lucas in Emerald City, Jonathan Harker in Dracula and Philip White in 2008’s Lark Rise To Candleford.

The film, which is part of Universal’s Dark Universe crossover franchise, is being co-produced with Blumhouse. The cast also includes Aldis Hodge (What Men Want), Harriet Dyer (The InBetween) and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle In Time).

Leigh Whannell, who wrote Upgrade and the original Saw film, is signed up to direct the picture.

The remake will see Moss’ character, Cecilia, receive news that her abusive ex (Jackson-Cohen) has committed suicide. Her attempts to rebuild her life are then hindered by her increasing suspicions that he’s not dead after all.

For a while, it looked as though Johnny Depp would be joining the film as the Invisible Man, as teased by this Dark Universe line-up picture here…

…but Universal seems to be well and truly over that idea.

The Invisible Man is scheduled for release on 13 March 2020 in the US. Get all the latest horror news with every issue of SciFiNow.