"Universal will launch their Dark Universe franchise, a new series of films reviving the classic movie monsters from their back catalog. The studio has really put themselves out there, formally announcing the project and lining up big-name stars like Tom Cruise (who leads “The Mummy“), Johnny Depp (The Invisible Man), Russell Crowe(Dr. Jekyll), and Javier Bardem (Frankenstein) for roles. If that’s not enough, they’re hoping to hire more A-list talent."
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that both Dwayne Johnson and Angelina Jolieare being sought for roles in the expanding universe of films. The “Baywatch” star is being rumored for “The Wolfman” (he also starred in 2002’s monster flick “The Scorpion King“), while Jolie is said to be eyed for “Bride Of Frankenstein.” You might recall that it was reported a couple of years back that Universal only got behind Jolie’s arthouse jaunt “By The Sea” with the hopes that she’d return the favor by appearing in “Wanted 2” or “Bride Of Frankenstein.” However, at the moment, nothing official seems to be going on with either actor when it comes to Dark Universe, so we’ll have to wait and see.