Elizabeth Banks to star in and direct Invisible Woman
The new film will be a modern take on 1940 original about a department store model who becomes the test subject of an invisibility experiment
After her recent release Charlie’s Angels, Elizabeth Banks has found her next project. The actor-director is set to feature in and helm Invisible Woman, a horror film based on the classic Universal title.
According to reports, Banks will also produce the movie with her husband Max Handelman under their banner Brownstone Productions.
Banks is developing a modern take of the 1940 original, which revolved around a department store model who becomes the test subject of an invisibility experiment. As she becomes invisible, she gets back against her mean boss, but unwittingly falls into a caper involving gangsters.
Erin Cressida Wilson of The Girl on the Train fame penned the current draft of the script. Sources say the tone of the project is Thelma & Louise meets American Psycho.
Invisible Woman is the latest horror title to be redeveloped by Universal as it reconfigures its classic horror movie characters.