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Universal is developing a modern retelling of the classic novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," with Keanu Reeves attached to star and Justin Haythe, writer of "Revolutionary Road," penning the script.

Nicolas Winding Refn is in negotiations to direct the project, titled "Jekyll." It is being produced by Erwin Stoff and Red Wagon Entertainment's Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher.

Robert Louis Stevenson's tale about a doctor who scientifically develops an evil self has become so pervasive in popular culture that the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" conjures the idea of a split personality. The story has been translated to the screen and stage dozens of times, with several deviations including comedy, kids ("Jekyll and Heidi") and gender (1995's "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde"). The story has seen modern iterations as recently as 2007, when the BBC aired a miniseries with the story set in the present as Hyde ran amok in London.

Plot details for this "Jekyll" are being kept locked in the laboratory.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/conten...30f818af8aa5e64

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I can pretty much imagine how Reeves would play Jekyll - like he plays pretty much every other role he's in - but I'd be interested in how he does Hyde, in that he'd be forced to emote in some way.

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I can pretty much imagine how Reeves would play Jekyll - like he plays pretty much every other role he's in - but I'd be interested in how he does Hyde, in that he'd be forced to emote in some way.

You know he would do this.

"I just killed someone! Excellent! My name is Ted, Theodore Jekyllin!" and then plays air guitar.

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