Jared Harris Joins Cast of ‘Morbius’

Just in from Deadline, Sony’s latest feature to be based on a Spider-Man villain titled Morbius has added Jared Harris to its expanding cast.

Known for his performances in AMC’s Madmen and The Crown on Netflix, Harris has signed on to play a role that currently is under wraps.

Set to star Jared Leto and be directed by Daniel Espinosa, Morbius tells the story of Dr. Michael Morbius, a character that first debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man issue #101. After attempting to cure a fatal blood disease by injecting himself with a treatment serum derived from bats, he is transformed into a vampire. He acquires all the strengths of a creature of the night, especially the taste for human blood.

Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama wrote the film’s screenplay, while Avi Arad, Matt Tolmachm and Lucas Foster are producing.

Harris, who is the son of famed Irish actor Richard Harris, has an diverse list of film credits including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Resident Evil: Apocalypse. TV appearances of his are on the shows The Terror and Fringe and the upcoming HBO miniseries, Chernobyl and Carnival Row on Amazon.

Morbius is scheduled for release July 31, 2020.

Mark McCurley
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K's that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.
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