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Eddie Izzard Leads an Impressive Cast in Official Trailer for Hammer’s DOCTOR JEKYLL

Hammer Films has dropped the official trailer and a brand new poster for the upcoming release of DOCTOR JEKYLL starring Eddie Izzard.



Doctor Jekyll (Hammer Films)

This week Hammer Films is set to launch its brand new take on Doctor Jekyll with a glittering world premiere in London’s Leicester Square. With the cinema release just around the corner on October 27, the studio has now released the film’s official trailer and a brand new poster.

Directed by Joe Stephenson (Chicken) featuring an impressive cast including Eddie Izzard, Scott Chambers, Lindsay Duncan and Simon Callow, Doctor Jekyll’s UK-wide release marks the first release for the recently resurrected Hammer, following its acquisition by theatre and entertainment mogul John Gore.

Watch the trailer in the player below:

An isolated mansion, a mysterious locked room, creepy corridors, a dusty cellar and a mad doctor… Hammer horror is back with a modern reimagining of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. When ex-convict Rob takes the carer position to the infamous Nina Jekyll, little does he know he’s part of an evil master plan devised by her alter ego Rachel Hyde. But to what lengths will Rob go to satisfy his client’s weird wishes and his own ambitions for the daughter he has never even seen?

Bringing a modern twist to the critically adored tale, Doctor Jekyll will receive its red-carpet premiere at London’s iconic Odeon Leicester Square on 11 October.  The film was also selected to play at FrightFest London 2023 where an initial cut of the film was screened as part of the festival’s line-up.

A modern interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Doctor Jekyll, is a reimagining of the classic story starring Eddie Izzard who plays Dr. Nina Jekyll, a recluse who finds friendship with her newly hired help, Rob, played by emerging actor Scott Chambers (“Chicken”). They must work together to prevent Hyde from destroying her life. The screenplay is by Dan Kelly-Mulhern.

The release of Doctor Jekyll heralds a new era for Hammer, founded in 1934. As well as significant investment, Gore’s new vision for the company, fuelled by a lifelong love of all things Hammer, will lead to a string of new films bearing the iconic Hammer name, and Doctor Jekyll is only the beginning.  Gore commented “Given Doctor Jekyll was the first Gothic Horror book it is very appropriate that Joe Stephenson’s thrilling new film should be the first of a new generation of Hammer movies”.

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