The first casting news is here for the remake of Jacob’s Ladder as Deadline is reporting that Michael Ealy (pictured; “The Following,” The Perfect Guy) will star in the film, with director David M. Rosenthal at the helm.
The film is LD Entertainment’s re-imagining of the 1990 supernatural thriller. Scripted by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp, the new version will be a “modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers.”
Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, and Jennifer Monroe at LD Entertainment will produce alongside Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films (Fright Night). Will Packer, who teamed with Ealy on Think Like a Man, will produce via his Will Packer Productions banner, and WPP’s James F. Lopez will be executive producer. The project was originally sold as a pitch by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher, When a Stranger Calls).
Principal photography is set to begin in mid May.