Although it was reported in 2013 that James Foley — currently helming Fifty Shades Darker — was set to direct a remake of Adrian Lyne’s 1990 cult hit Jacob’s Ladder, Deadline is reporting that A Perfect Guy director David M. Rosenthal has taken over the director’s chair and is bringing that movie’s star Michael Ealy (Think Like a Man, Seven Pounds) to headline.
The 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.”
When a Stranger Calls screenwriter Jake Wade Wall is said to have worked on an earlier iteration of the new script with Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) and Sarah Thorp (The Bounty Hunter) providing the latest draft. Michael Gaeta, Mickey Liddell, Jennifer Monroe and Alison Rosenzweig are set to produce alongside Will Packer.
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