Russell Crowe in Talks to Star in ‘The Mummy’ Opposite Tom Cruise

Oscar winner would be cast in Dr. Jekyll-type role

Last Updated: May 4, 2016 @ 6:12 PM

Russell Crowe is in early discussions to play a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type of role in Universal’s reboot of “The Mummy.”

The film already has Tom Cruise signed on to star, along with also Jake Johnson (“Jurassic World”), Sofia Boutella (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”), Courtney B. Vance (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) and Annabelle Wallis (“Annabelle”).

It’s possible that Crowe could win his own standalone movie with the part.

Universal has now landed several major movie stars to bolster its Monsters Universe, as Johnny Depp is set to star in “The Invisible Man,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap in February.

Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, the architects of Universal’s Monsters Universe, are producing the big-budget movie for the studio, along with Sean Daniel. Kurtzman is also directing “The Mummy,” set for release on June 9, 2017.