It was recently announced that Michael Ealy would be headlining the upcoming Jacob’s Ladder remake, and now he’s been joined by two excellent additions.
SLEEPY HOLLOW SPOILERS WITHIN!
Deadline reports that Sleepy Hollow‘s Nicole Beharie and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jesse Williams have been cast alongside Ealy in the twisty psychological horror. There’s no word about who they’ll be playing, although Williams is said to have “a major role” in the film.
Beharie has been at the forefront of a lot of genre fans’ discussions recently after her departure from Sleepy Hollow. Her performance was a huge part of why the show was such a success, but after she became increasingly sidelined during the second and third seasons, she’s now left completely, leaving a lot of fans justifiably upset. We’re big fans of hers, and we’re excited to see what she does next.
Jesse Williams is best known for his role as Dr Jackson Avery on Grey’s Anatomy, but genre fans will recognise him from his role as Holden in The Cabin In The Woods, and he’s also appeared in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Brooklyn’s Finest, and he’s also definitely an actor in need of higher profile film roles.
Jacob’s Ladder is directed by David M Rosenthal (The Perfect Guy, A Single Shot) and is based on the 1990 Adrian Lyne movie, starring Tim Robbins and Elizabeth Pena. This new version was described as “a modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers” when Ealy’s casting was announced, so we’re intrigued to hear more details about the plot and how it will differ from the original: “Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam war veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.”
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