Chris Evans in talks for Jekyll

Captain Amerca himself Chris Evans is in talks to star in a new film version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, based on a BBC series written by Steven Moffat.

Evans is in talks to star in the film which is based on the 2007 BBC miniseries written by Moffat. The series continues the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with a modern day Mr Jekyll.

In the series,  Jekyll is married with a wife and two children that he’s desperate to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, he’s determined to keep his dark side in line.

The original Jekyll series starred James Nesbitt, Gina Bellman, Denis Lawson, Michelle Ryan and Meera Syal.

Jekyll (the film) counts Ellen DeGeneres among its producers.

 

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