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Keanu Reeves Gets Hold of 'Jekyll'

May 8, 2009 (7:03 am) GMT
Universal Pictures are putting a new spin on 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' with Keanu Reeves attached to star and Justin Haythe writing the script.

"" will be another project placed under 's sleeves. Having been recruited to play Spike Spiegel in upcoming "", the 44-year-old is now attached to star in this modern retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".

In this classic tale adaptation, the actor who was last seen in the big screen playing alien messenger, Klaatu, in "" is given the task to portray both Dr. Jekyll and his evil split personality side, Mr. Hyde. He will be working using the script written by "" scribe Justin Haythe.

"Jekyll" will be developed by Universal Pictures with Erwin Stoff and Red Wagon Entertainment's Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher serving as producers. Nicolas Winding Refn is in negotiations to direct the project. Though Universal also seek to make a version of this film with director Guillermo del Toro, the two films will be completely different, especially since Del Toro's version will follow the Stevenson tale more closely.

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