Blumhouse Casts Its INVISIBLE MAN
I wrote about all the dimwits getting upset when Aldis Hodge was cast in the upcoming THE INVISIBLE MAN film, as they assumed he had been given the lead role. Surprise of surprises, they were wrong. I doubt they even realize they were wrong, though, as consumed as they are currently with obsessing over a female lead in the next 007 movie (she isn’t going to be playing James Bond, but they probably haven’t noticed that, either) and the fact that there’s going to be a black actress playing THE LITTLE MERMAID. Poor Internet feebs. Getting all worked up over nothing.
But enough about that. The real news is that the lead performer in THE INVISIBLE MAN has been cast. Oliver Jackson-Cohen will be a familiar face to fans of the Netflix series THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, wherein he played the character Luke Crain. Now he’s going to be turning invisible for director Leigh Whannell. He looks the part, I suppose. (Again, invisible, so his physical appearance is kinda/sorta not as big a deal as his acting abilities.)
The new movie will not be following the plot of the classic Universal film or of the H.G. Wells novel that inspired it. I’m okay with that. I just want it to be good.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.
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