‘The Invisible Man’: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the thriller based on HG Wells' classic
The upcoming thriller comes with a very unique and modern twist to the old tale
In 1879 HG Wells penned ‘The Invisible Man’ which was about a scientist who devoted his life to changing the refractive index of his body and, well, becomes “invisible”. The book was later adapted into film series in the 1930s. And now, more than 70 years later, Universal Studios is releasing a spin-off of the series, which is loosely based on Well’s original work. However, what’s interesting about the 2020 version of ‘The Invisible Man’ is that the plot revolves around a female protagonist and not a male one, unlike its earlier renditions.
The drama-thriller movie is all set for a worldwide release in theaters on February 28, 2020.
As released by Universal Studios, the synopsis reads: “Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.”
While that is quite self-explanatory, what would follow is what would make for the crux of the plot.
‘The Invisible Man’ stars Elisabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen in the lead roles.
Moss plays the lead role of Cecilia Kass. Moss Elisabeth Moss is an American actress and is best known for her roles in ‘Mad Men’ (2007-2015), ‘The Handmaid's Tale’ (2017) and the movie ‘The One I Love’ (2014).
Oliver Jackson-Cohen plays the character of Adrian Griffin, a scientist, and Cecilia's abusive ex-husband. He is an English actor best known for his roles in 'Faster' (2010), 'Going the Distance' (2010) and 'What's Your Number?'
Other cast members include Aldis Hodge as James Lanier, Storm Reid as Sydney Lanier, Harriet Dyer as Alice Kass, Michael Dorman as Tom Griffin, among many others.
The movie adaptation of the 20th Century series is written and directed by Leigh Whannell. He is an Australian writer, director, and actor, who is recognized as the master storyteller of horror. He is known for movies like ‘Saw’, ‘Insidious’ (and the franchise), ‘Upgrade’ etc.
Take a peek at what happens when ‘The Invisible Man’ haunts.
Where to watch
You can catch the story of obsession and retribution, when it hits the theaters near you on February 28, 2020.
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