‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Elisabeth Moss Joins ‘The Invisible Man’ Reboot

Elisabeth Moss is officially on board with the latest reboot of the monster classic, ‘The Invisible Man,’ reports Deadline. Moss, who bagged two Emmy awards for her performance in the Hulu series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ was in talks with Universal-Blumhouse for some time to play the lead in the horror flick. The reboot of ‘The Invisible Man’ is written and directed by Leigh Whannell. He also serves as the co-producer alongside Blum for his Universal-based Blumhouse Productions.

Adapted from the H. G. Wells classic, the first impression of the monster flick hit screens on 1933. The movie starred Claude Rains in the titular role of a scientist who invents a pathbreaking and dangerous procedure to disappear from sight. But the scientist trapped in his own invention and slides to insanity in his struggles to reverse the disappearing ordeal.

Even though crucial details like the cast and plot are still unknown, Johnny Depp’s was attached to the titular role of ‘The Invisible Man.’ But latest reports suggest that he is no longer involved with the project. ‘I would say I don’t think I would be replacing Johnny Depp necessarily. I can say that,’ Moss hinted in an interview. ‘But I think it’s an incredible story that maybe needs to to be retold, but maybe with a woman,’ she added. After the dismal box office performance of Tom Cruise’s 2017 movie ‘The Mummy,’ Universal reportedly coined the idea of an interconnected Dark Universe. And, ‘The Invisible Man’ can be the flag-bearer of the dark world.

Moss is in top form in her career with Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ went on to become a massive hit. The horror flick grossed around $220M from the global market, a record for Jordan Peele, producer Jason Blum and Moss. ‘Us,’ Peele’s long-awaited follow-up to ‘Get Out,’ is a psychological horror film centers on a family whose home is invaded by a horde of doppelgangers. The movie earned widespread critical acclaim for Peele’s direction and Moss’s mindblowing performance as Kitty Tyler and Dahlia. Moss will next be seen in the upcoming rocker film ‘Her Smell,’ which is her third collaboration with filmmaker Alex Ross Perry. The actress plays the central character of a self-destructive leader of a ’90s grunge band in ‘Her Smell.’ The crime-comedy ‘The Kitchen’ is also in the pipeline for her. But Moss fans are eagerly waiting for her return as the iconic character Offred in Emmy award-winning Hulu drama.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ returns for a third season in June and Moss reprises her titular role of handmaid Offred. While the fans are curious about what to expect from the upcoming season, Moss goes cryptic about the second season of the series panned by critics for being too dark and hard to watch. ‘Usually, I say, ‘You have to watch,’ though because that’s real. If you can’t watch a TV show we’re making about it, how are you going to be able to confront and look at what’s actually happening around you in your country and this world?’ she asked Variety. She was also projected as an icon of fierce feminism for her portrayal of the handmaid. When asked about the conflict of her Scientology believes and the character Offred in a recent interview, Moss clarified, ‘it’s a complicated thing because the things that I believe in, I can only speak to my personal experience and my personal beliefs. One of the things I believe in is freedom of speech. I believe we as humans should be able to critique things. I believe in freedom of the press.’