Chris Evans has been cast in the new film 'Jekyll'.

The 35-year-old actor is set to play the role of Tom Jackman in the forthcoming production, which is based on the 2007 BBC TV series starring James Nesbitt, according to Deadline.

The upcoming blockbuster will follow the split personality of scientist Dr. Jekyll who transforms into Mr. Hyde, a tale which was created by Louis Stevenson in his 19th century novella 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'.

The production, which has received the backing of Lionsgate, will be produced by Ellen DeGeneres as well as Jeff Kleeman, whilst Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry will be writing the gripping script based on the six episodes written by Steven Moffat.

However, the film's director has yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, Evans - who played Captain America in the film adaptation of the Marvel comic in 'Captain America: Civil War' - has revealed he wants his character to appear in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' or in the upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel

Speaking previously, he said: ''Guardians would be fun wouldn't it? I mean, but that's very outer spacey. Cap's more of an earthbound guy. Maybe the next Spider-Man [movie]. You know those are going to be fantastic and I think Tom's such a great actor so that might be a fun one to pop up in.''