Hammer Films is set to release its first movie since being acquired by theatre and entertainment mogul John Gore next week, a horror entitled Doctor Jekyll which stars Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Twelve) as the classic and titular character.
Also starring includes Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’s Scott Chambers as Rob, Lindsay Duncan, Robyn Cara as Maeve, Jonathan Hyde, Morgan Watkins, Simon Callow, Tony Jayawardena as Malcolm, and Isabella Inchbald as Nina’s Mother.
In the upcoming adaptation of the classic character, Izzard’s Dr. Nina Jekyll is extremely wealthy as well as being a well-known figure, a common household name. Chambers’ character, Rob, who is straight out of rehab and also an ex-con, gets hired by Jekyll to work as an assistant around the house.
However, Chambers’ Rob soon discovers that something darker is at play, something that fans of the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde stories will know about.
Director Joe Stephenson (Chicken) helms Doctor Jekyll, with Dan Kelly-Mulhern as the writer, the movie is an adaptation of the original Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Its world premiere was held at FrightFest on the 25th of August, 2023, and its red carpet premiere is also set to take place at London’s iconic Odeon Leicester Square on 11 October. (as per Hammer Films.)
You can watch the official trailer below thanks to Hammer Films’ official YouTube channel.
Hammer’s Doctor Jekyll releases in cinemas on October 27, 2023.