Michael Ealy To Star In “Jacob’s Ladder” Remake With Producer Will PackerPosted by Wilson Morales
March 21, 2016
Deadline is reporting that Michael Ealy and his A Perfect Guy director David M. Rosenthal will team up again in the remake to “Jacob’s Ladder.”
The 1990 original film starred Tim Robbins as a Vietnam veteran living in New York City named Jacob Singer. Haunted by his past, Singer begins a descent into madness that threatens to blend reality and delusion with the threat of a Dante-inspired damnation. The new take on the property is said to reexamine the themes of the original against a contemporary backdrop, offering “a modern day paranoid action thriller about two brothers.”
Sarah Thorp wrote the latest screenplay. Will Packer, through his Will Packer Productions company, will produce the film alongside Michael Gaeta, Mickey Liddell, Jennifer Monroe and Alison Rosenzweig.
Together, Ealy and Packer have worked “Takers,” “Think Like a Man,” “About Last Night,” and “Think Like a Man Too.” Ealy will next be seen in the ABC series “Secrets and Lies.”
Principal photography is set to begin in May.