Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Lionsgate has reportedly teamed up with TV show host Ellen DeGeneres and producer Jeff Kleeman to develop a film about Dr. Henry Jekyll.
DeGeneres and Kleeman are set to produce the feature film adaptation through their A Very Good Production banner, reports aceshowbiz.com.
The film is adapted from BBC One’s 2007 six-episode series “Jekyll” which was written by Steven Moffat (“Doctor Who”). Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry have been recruited to write the screenplay for the project.
The BBC One series was described as a sequel to the Robert Louis Stevenson novella “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”. It revolved around a modern-day descendant of Dr. Jekyll who began transforming into a version of Mr. Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll will also be brought to the big screen by Universal. Russell Crowe has been tapped to play the role. He will appear in “The Mummy” remake starring Tom Cruise and might get a solo film later as part of the studio’s Monster universe.