EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Beharie, one of the main stars of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow who was surprisingly killed off in the season finale two weeks ago, and Grey Anatomy’s Jesse Williams have been set to star opposite Michael Ealy in the re-imagining of the 1990 thriller Jacob’s Ladder for director David M. Rosenthal. Williams has a major role in the film.
Beharie made her film debut in the film American Violet and also played Jackie Robinson’s wife opposite Chadwick Boseman in the biopic 42, but it was her role in Sleepy Hollow and the controversial death of her character that has thrown her into the forefront.
Jacob’s Ladder is being done by LD Entertainment from a script by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp. 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 also produce via his Will Packer Productions banner, and WPP’s James F. Lopez will be executive producer. Ealy will also executive produce.
The project is expected before the cameras next month. Beharie is repped by ICM Partners, Primary Wave and Hansen Jacobson. Williams is repped by Oronde Garrett at Head Shell Management and attorneys Stephen Barnes at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman and Andre Des Rochers at Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP.