Harriet Dyer boards Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’
Harriet Dyer in ‘The InBetween’
Currently on screen in the NBC/Foxtel procedural drama The InBetween, Harriet Dyer is the latest addition to the cast of Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man.
Dyer joins Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Aldis Hodge (City on a Hill, Clemency) and Storm Reid (Euphoria, A Wrinkle in Time) in Universal Pictures’ horror movie inspired by the classic monster character, which will start shooting in Sydney next month.
According to IMDB.com, Zara Michales (Diary of an Uber Driver, Reef Break) will play a nurse in the movie written and directed by Whannell.
The producers are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum and Goalpost Pictures’ Kylie du Fresne, their second collaboration following Upgrade.
Universal will release the movie on March 12 in Oz and the following day in the US. The plot is under wraps.
In The InBetween, which airs here on Universal TV, Dyer plays Cassie Bedford, who was born with the ability to see and talk to the dead as well as help them with unresolved problems.
When she begins having visions from the point of view of murder victims, she agrees to help her friend, detective Tom Hackett (Paul Blackthorne) and his new partner, former FBI agent Damien Asante (Justin Cornwell), solve the puzzling crimes.
She also starred in the second season of the CBS All Access/Stan comedy No Activity with Patrick Brammall, Tim Meadows, Jake Johnson and Sunita Mani, directed by Trent O’Donnell.
Asked how she got the role in the NBC series, she told Foxtel: “I never saw myself as a serious, dramatic actress but the landscape is changing. I’d got close to a lot of comedy roles, including a comedy pilot when it was down to two of us and the other girl got it.
“So while I’d started out doing a lot of auditions for comedies, when I suddenly got offered this drama, I said, ‘Okay, I’ll do this!’
Does she relate to Cassie in any way? “She is a medium and a clairvoyant and all of those things that I’m clearly not, but she’s also a bartender and a stubborn young woman who doesn’t take any bulls**t, so I can lean on those parts of myself and be confident and say, ‘I can do that, let me give it a go.’”