Karla Souza has booked a role in Jacob’s Ladder, director David M. Rosenthal’s re-imagining of the 1990 thriller. She will play Annie/Angel, a trauma nurse who works with Jacob’s medical crew in Afghanistan. The LD Entertainment film was scripted 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. Souza is a regular on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, which returns for Season 3 in the fall, and her latest film ¿Qué Culpa Tiene el Niño? opened at No. 1 in her native Mexico in May. She is repped by WME, Wishlab and Ziffren Law.
Jaime Ray Newman has joined the cast of Valley of the Gods, the indie sci-fi pic starring Josh Hartnett, Charlotte Rampling and John Malkovich. Lech Majewski is directing. The plot intertwines ancient Navajo legends with the narratives of a prolific writer named John Ecas (Hartnett), the planet’s richest man, and a Native American named Grey Horse. Each attempt to escape the drama about to unfold when supernatural visions clash with reality. Peter Safran and Filip Jan Rymsza will produce and John Rhys-Davies and Berenice Marlohe co-star. Newman, who recently completed an arc on A&E Network’s Bates Motel and the pilot for Bravo’s True Fiction, is repped by ICM Partners, Joannie Burstein, and Jackoway Tyerman.