Blumhouse’s version of ‘The Invisible Man’, starring Elisabeth Moss and Storm Reid, has added Harriet Dyer and Aldis Hodge to its cast. Their roles were not disclosed, but Collider has confirmed that Hodge is NOT playing the titular Invisible Man. It was also discovered that his role is the father of Reid’s character, whose name is Sydney.
Sydney is described below:
“With her mother gone, she’s picked up the maternal slack and is capable and mature for her age. She’s an outgoing lover of fashion who aspires to see the world, and she initially likes having Cecilia around as a role model, but grows mistrustful of her when strange things begin to happen around the house.“
This will be the first picture in a planned ‘Monster Legacy’ series, in which Blumhouse will take the low-budget route to reinvent Universal Pictures’ classic horror properties for a new age. Leigh Whannell is writing and directing, and the picture is set to begin filming in Dyer’s native Australia next month.
‘The Invisible Man’ follows Cecilia (Moss), who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better, but her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.
The lead character’s name is reported to be Adrian Griffin.
Hodge won a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the ensemble cast of ‘Hidden Figures, and a Black Film Critics Circle Award as part of the cast of ‘Straight Outta Compton’. He can currently be seen on Showtime’s ‘City on a Hill’, opposite Kevin Bacon.
Dyer is presently starring on NBC’s supernatural cop drama ‘The InBetween’, which co-stars Paul Blackthorne and Justin Cornwell, as well as the CBS All Access comedy ‘No Activity’. It appears all of her previous work has been in her native Australia.
‘The Invisible Man’ is scheduled for release on March 13, 2020.