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ABC Developing ‘Jekyll & Hyde’-Inspired Drama From Oscar-Nominated Writer

Aug 23, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A modern-day version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been set up at ABC, reportsn our friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.

The project from Sheldon Turner–who was nominated for an Academy Award for the George Clooney film "Up in the Air"–and ABC Studios, marking the first sale for Turner’s Vendetta production company set up with Jennifer Klein.

The company has a first-look deal with ABC Studios, the story says.

According to the article, "Turner will write ‘Hyde,’ which centers on Grant Hyde, a thirtysomething ER doctor with a degenerative eye condition who is conflict-averse and hesitant to be captain of his own destiny. After attempting an experimental treatment to improve his eyesight, he begins to experience a strange side effect — when he goes to sleep, his id manifests itself as Hyde, a fearless, gregarious personality who takes control where Grant cannot."

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