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Chris Evans wanted for big screen adaptation of BBC series Jekyll

30 July 2016 11:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, Lionsgate is looking to cast Chris Evans in the lead role of Tom Jackman in a big screen adaptation of the BBC One series Jekyll, which is being produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman.

The six-part Jekyll was written by Steven Moffat and aired on BBC One in 2007; described as a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, it started James Nesbitt as Jackman, a modern-day descendant of Dr. Jekyll, who finds himself transforming into a version of the sinister Mr. Hyde.

Jekyll isn’t the only Jekyll and Hyde related project on the horizon, with Russell Crowe set to take on the dual roles in Universal Pictures Monster universe, beginning with a role in next year’s Tom Cruise-headlined The Mummy.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Jekyll’: Chris Evans to Star in Film Adaptation of the BBC Series

30 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Chris Evans is is ready to put down the Captain America shield for a spell and star as another iconic genre creation.

According to Deadline, Lionsgate is developing the silver-screen version of BBC One’s “Jekyll” series from 2007, with Evans set to play Tom Jackman — a role originally portrayed by James Nesbit on the TV series.

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The project is not to be confused with the upcoming Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde film in development as part of the shared Universal Monsters franchise, which takes a cue from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (of which Evans’ Cap is a central component) in creating a series of overlapping films about its best-known figures: Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster and yes, Dr. Jekyll, to be played by Russell Crowe.

Read More: ‘The Mummy’ Photos: Sofia Boutella as the Sexualized Monster in Universal »

- Michael Nordine

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Chris Evans set for the Jekyll movie?

29 July 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Chris Evans Jekyll movie news: The actor, who most will know as Captain America, is focussing on starring in the lead.

Read more on the full Chris Evans Jekyll movie news below.

Chris Evans is reportedly looking at starring in the American remake of the hit UK TV series Jekyll from Steven Moffat. If true, Evans will step into the iconic character for Lionsgate, a role made famous by James Nesbitt in the original BBC show.

Here’s the plot.

It’s 2007 and there’s a new Dr Jekyll, with an old problem: Mr Hyde. But they have a deal – a body share – and an impossible life is somehow lived.

What Hyde doesn’t know, however, is that Jackman is married, and there’s a wife and two children he’ll do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, »

- Paul Heath

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Chris Evans Joins "Jekyll" Mini-Series Remake

29 July 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Chris Evans could well be the new Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but not in the way you might think.

The "Captain America" star is said to be in talks for the title role in Lionsgate's "Jekyll," a remake of the 2007 British mini-series which served as a contemporary update of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale.

"Sherlock" and "Doctor Who" producer Steven Moffat created the original which starred James Nesbitt as Dr. Henry Jackman, a married man with a family who tries to keep the dangerous Mr. Hyde element of his personality under control thanks to modern technology.

At the same time an ancient organisation with limitless wealth and power is monitoring their every move. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry are adapting the script from the original miniseries while Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will produce.

The project isn't to be confused with a potential spin-off film that's a part of »

- Garth Franklin

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Chris Evans circling lead role in feature adaptation of BBC's Jekyll series

28 July 2016 6:58 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Captain America may be looking to trade in his all-American super soldier image for something a little bit darker as Deadline is reporting that Chris Evans is currently circling the lead role in a feature adaptation of BBC's Jekyll mini-series from close to a decade ago. Written by Steven Moffat (Sherlock), the Jekyll mini-series followed Tom Jackman, a modern-day descendant of the original Jekyll who... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Captain America: Civil War Star Chris Evans Eyeing Lead Role In Lionsgate’s Jekyll

28 July 2016 6:46 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Chris Evans plays pretty much the most morally upright superhero there is as Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the Captain America: Civil War star may very well be about to take a villainous turn. The actor looks set to take on the lead role of Tom Jackman in Jekyll, an upcoming movie from Lionsgate.

The writing team of Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (who worked with Shane Black on The Nice Guys and his upcoming Doc Savage adaptation) penned the screenplay, and Jekyll is actually based on the 2007 BBC One series which was the creation of Steven Moffat (Doctor Who).

Set in the present day, it revolved around Jackman – played on TV by The Hobbit star James Nesbitt – a descendant of Jekyll who begins to exhibit signs of a split personality. He then abandons his family, creates a new home in a fortified basement and finds an ally in a psychiatric nurse. »

- Josh Wilding

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Captain America Star Chris Evans to Play Jekyll for Lionsgate

28 July 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate is moving forward with its Jekyll movie, and it seems the studio has found its leading man. A new report reveals that Captain America: Civil War star Chris Evans has become attached in the lead role as Tom Jackman for the studio. The project is still in fairly early stages, with no director attached at this time.

Deadline reports that the studio is developing this project based on the 2007 UK miniseries of the same name. The miniseries spanned six episodes and was written by Doctor Who and Sherlock creator Steven Moffat. Lionsgate has brought in Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry (The Nice Guys) to write the script, although no plot details were given.

Interestingly enough, The Nice Guys star Russell Crowe recently signed on to play Dr. Jekyll in Universal Pictures' monster reboot The Mummy, where he'll star alongside Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson. »

- MovieWeb

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Newswire: Chris Evans might unleash his evil side in Lionsgate’s new Jekyll movie

28 July 2016 5:04 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Deadline is reporting that McU star and perfect-toothed goodness factory Chris Evans is in talks to unleash his still-probably-pretty-cheerful dark side on a planned film adaptation of the BBC TV miniseries Jekyll. Evans would play Tom Jackman, a modern-day descendent of Dr. Henry Jekyll, forced to share a body and a life with a super-powered evil side that’s the result of his distant ancestor’s famous experiments. (Jackman was played by James Nesbitt in the six-episode British show, created by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.) Evans is currently attached to Lionsgate’s film version of the series, and will presumably also play Jackman’s sexier, more dangerous Hyde persona if the movie moves forward.

Lionsgate’s Jekyll shouldn’t be confused with another adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel that’s currently in the works. Universal is reportedly prepping a Jekyll film of its own as part of »

- William Hughes

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Chris Evans Circling Lead Role In Lionsgate’s ‘Jekyll’

28 July 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Chris Evans might be diversifying from his Captain America good-guy persona. Evans has come attached to play the lead role of Tom Jackman in Jekyll, the feature that Lionsgate is developing from the 2007 BBC One series. Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman are producing through their A Very Good Production banner, and scribe team Anthony Bagarozzi & Charles Mondry have written a script based on the Steven Moffat-scripted six-episode miniseries. Bagarozzi & Mondry… »

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Penny Dreadful: Season Three Ratings

14 June 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The ratings for the second season of Penny Dreadful dropped 20-30% when compared to the show's first season. Showtime decided to renew the program anyway. Will the numbers rise or fall in season three? Will the dark TV series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.

On Penny Dreadful, legendary characters from classic fiction like Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula), Doctor Frankenstein (Frankenstein), and Doctor Henry Jekyll (Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde). They work to fight both personal demons and supernatural threats. The cast includes Josh HartnettTimothy DaltonEva GreenReeve CarneyDanny SapaniHarry TreadawayBillie PiperRory KinnearHelen McCrorySimon Russell Beale, and Sarah Greene.

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‘Doctor Who’: Matt Lucas Returns As Nardole For Season 10

14 June 2016 8:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

A fan-favorite character is returning to Season 10 of “Doctor Who.” The BBC announced that Matt Lucas, known for playing Nardole, will be making an appearance in the opening episode of the upcoming season.

“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the Tardis for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl,” Lucas said in a statement.

Nardole is a human cyborg who made his first appearance in the 2015 Christmas special, “The Husbands of River Song.” He was told by Professor Song to find the surgeon needed to extract the Halassi Androvar from the head of King Hydroflax. But instead, Nardole found Doctor Who and took him to the Professor.

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“Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the Tardis – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around,” said Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer. “One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”

Filming for “Doctor Who” begins Monday, June 20 in Cardiff, Wales. Pearl Mackie, who was recently cast as Peter Capaldi’s new companion, will embark on her first week filming the role of Bill. This will be her first major television role following her West End appearance in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.”

Read More: Meet Pearl MackieDoctor Who’s New Companion + Watch Sneak Peak, First Day on Set

The BBC also announced that Stephanie Hyam will play a guest role in the new season. The actress is known for her appearances in “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Peaky Blinders” and “Sherlock.”

The opening episode is written by “Doctor Who” showrunner Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. The second episode has been crafted by award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Doctor Who” will return for its annual Christmas special, followed by the tenth season in 2017.

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Doctor Who’: Matt Lucas Returns As Nardole For Season 10

14 June 2016 8:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A fan-favorite character is returning to Season 10 of “Doctor Who.” The BBC announced that Matt Lucas, known for playing Nardole, will be making an appearance in the opening episode of the upcoming season.

“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the Tardis for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl,” Lucas said in a statement.

Nardole is a human cyborg who made his first appearance in the 2015 Christmas special, “The Husbands of River Song.” He was told by Professor Song to find the surgeon needed to extract the Halassi Androvar from the head of King Hydroflax. But instead, Nardole found Doctor Who and took him to the Professor.

Read MORe: ‘Doctor Who’: Peter Capaldi Teases Jenna Coleman Return

“Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the Tardis – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around,” said Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer. “One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”

Filming for “Doctor Who” begins Monday, June 20 in Cardiff, Wales. Pearl Mackie, who was recently cast as Peter Capaldi’s new companion, will embark on her first week filming the role of Bill. This will be her first major television role following her West End appearance in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.”

Read More: Meet Pearl MackieDoctor Who’s New Companion + Watch Sneak Peak, First Day on Set

The BBC also announced that Stephanie Hyam will play a guest role in the new season. The actress is known for her appearances in “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Peaky Blinders” and “Sherlock.”

The opening episode is written by “Doctor Who” showrunner Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. The second episode has been crafted by award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Doctor Who” will return for its annual Christmas special, followed by the tenth season in 2017.

Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

Related stories'Doctor Who': Peter Capaldi Teases Jenna Coleman Return'Doctor Who' Lead Role First Offered To a Black Actor Over Peter Capaldi, Showrunner RevealsThe Brains Behind 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Who' Have 'No Idea' Why the World Loves Their British Shows »

- Liz Calvario

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What Hollywood Can Learn From Doctor Who’s New Stance on Diversity

3 June 2016 1:52 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Doctor’s companions have been almost exclusively white over its 50-year history, and the Doctor himself has been nothing but white, so it's exciting to hear showrunner Steven Moffat putting some powerful words into the universe about steps toward better diversity. He's also expressed regret of the show's past failures and their stance going forward to make sure it doesn't happen again. The United Kingdom is a very diverse place so when a sci-fi series mostly set and filmed there can't replicate that diversity on screen, there's a big problem. And Moffat agrees. DoctorWhoTV has transcribed an interview with the creator from the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine. “We decided that the new companion was going to be non-white, and that was an absolute decision because we need to do better on that. We just have to," he said. "I don’t mean that we’ve done terribly »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Trailer for New Time Travel Show Timeless

16 May 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

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NBC has ordered Eric Kripke's (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan’s (The Shield) new time-travel series Timeless to series for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. The show concerns a race against time to us time to stop (??) the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.

Timeless stars Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful), Matt Frewer (Orphan Black), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man), Paterson Joseph (Jekyll) and Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker).

Synopsis:

From Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan and the producers of “Th [Continued ...] »

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Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman recreating BBC's Jekyll for big screen

6 May 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor and talkshow host producing film adaptation of James Nesbitt follow-up to Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Ellen DeGeneres is helping to bring a film adaptation of the 2007 BBC One series Jekyll to the big screen. The popular host and comedian is producing the Lionsgate project with Jeff Kleeman, through their A Very Good Production banner, reports Variety.

Writers Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, who most recently collaborated on the new Shane Black comedy, The Nice Guys, have already completed a script, while the search is still on for a director.

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- Nigel M Smith

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Ellen DeGeneres, Lionsgate Developing ‘Jekyll’ Movie

5 May 2016 7:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is developing a movie adaptation of the 2007 BBC One series “Jekyll” with Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman producing through their A Very Good Production banner.

The writing team of Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry have written a script with the project now out to directors.

Jekyll” was a six-episode serial produced by Hartswood Films and Stagescreen Productions. Steven Moffat wrote all six episodes, described by its creators as a sequel to the Robert Louis Stevenson novella “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.”

James Nesbitt starred as a modern-day descendant of Dr. Jekyll, who has recently begun transforming into a version of Mr. Hyde. Michelle Ryan and Gina Bellman also starred.

Bagarozzi and Mondry collaborated on Shane Black’s upcoming action comedy “The Nice Guys,” starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, and on “Doc Savage” at Sony and the “Death Note” remake.

DeGeneres announced Thursday that she has »

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Steven Moffat’s Jekyll heading to the movies, Chris Evans linked

4 May 2016 10:49 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The film take on Steven Moffat's Jekyll might just be signing up Captain America's Chris Evans in its lead role...

Back in May (see below), we first learned that there were plans to transfer Steven Moffat's take on the Jekyll and Hyde story, Jekyll, to the big screen. Lionsgate has since picked the project up, and is pressing forward with it.

Now we learn that the studio has targeted Chris Evans - last seen on screen in Captain America: Civil War of course - to take on the title role, that James Nesbitt played in the TV mini-series. Deadline reports that Evans is interested in the role, although he’s not yet formally signed up to the project.

There’s no director in place yet, although we do now know that Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman are producing. More as we hear it…

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9 April 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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Penny Dreadful Season 3 to Premiere on May 1st, New Trailer Revealed

12 January 2016 3:07 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"This reckoning's a long time coming. I intend to enjoy it." Showtime has released the first trailer for the third season of Penny Dreadful, debuting on Sunday, May 1st at 10:00pm Est.

"When evil spreads, dread comes for all of us. Penny Dreadful returns Sunday, May 1st at 10Pm Et/Pt. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green."

From the previous press release: "Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Also, this season will add Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Henry Jekyll to the lineup of literary characters featured in the show, to be played by Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Spooks).

The third season’s nine episodes, premiering on Showtime in 2016 on-air, »

- Derek Anderson

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Jekyll and Hyde: Cancelled UK Series Sets to Shelter Refugees

6 January 2016 6:30 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_42011" align="aligncenter" width="590"] ITV Studios Presents: Jekyll And HYDEPictured: Tom Bateman as Jekyll and Hyde. Photographer: Steve Brown. Designer: Mark Jones. This image is the copyright of Ge and must only be used in relation to Jekyll and Hyde.[/caption]

There is a silver lining to yesterday's news that ITV has cancelled freshman drama, Jekyll and Hyde. The show's creator, Charlie Higson, announced on Twitter that the sets have been shipped to Calais, to be used in building refugee shelters.

Higson's Twitter is the new go-to breaking news provider, where the Jekyll and Hyde TV series is concerned. He broke the cancellation there, himself, yesterday. The cast of this cancelled show includes: Tom Bateman, Donald Sumpter, Stephanie Hyam and Tom Rhys Harries.

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