The Hollywood remake train is showing no signs of slowing, and the unexpected next stop is the 1990 supernatural thriller Jacob’s Ladder. Studio LD Entertainment is gearing up to begin filming on the David M. Rosenthal-directed remake, and today we’ve got the latest casting news for you.
Deadline reports that Karla Souza (“How to Get Away With Murder”) has landed a role in the new film. She will play Annie/Angel, a trauma nurse who works with Jacob’s medical crew in Afghanistan.
The cast also includes Michael Ealy (The Perfect Guy), Nicole Beharie (“Sleepy Hollow”), Guy Burnet (“Ray Donovan”), and Jesse Williams (The Cabin in the Woods).
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 will produce via his Will Packer Productions banner, and WPP’s James F. Lopez will be executive producer.
Principal photography is set to begin soon.