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The Invisible Man: Johnny Depp dropped from reboot and could be replaced by Elisabeth Moss

The Handmaid's Tale star is in early talks to lead the film

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Saturday 02 March 2019 14:12

The Invisible Man is moving forward without Johnny Depp.

Universal is hoping that the actor, who was originally set to star, will be replaced by Elisabeth Moss. According to Variety, negotiations to sign the Handmaid's Tale star is in the early stages.

The film is being written and directed by Saw writer Leigh Whannell (Upgrade) with sources stressing that Depp will no longer be involved in the project.

It's unknown what route the film will go down, but the hiring of Whannell is Universal's first move to salvage the doomed Dark Universe, which was set to feature classic monsters including the Bride of Frankenstein.

The first film to be released as part of the shared universe plan was 2017's The Mummy, which was one of the year's biggest flops. It starred Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis and Russell Crowe.

Moss will next be seen in Jordan Peele's new horror film Us with roles in Her Smell, The Kitchen and the third season of Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale set to arrive this year.

Depp has announced he is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard, claiming that her allegations of abuse was an "elaborate hoax" designed to advance the Aquaman star's career.

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