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La Salle to operate on ‘Danger’

'ER' thesp helming indie thriller for Platform

Eriq La Salle will helm “Danger,” an indie film penned by Joe Singer and Jason E. Squire.

The pic is a thriller centering on a man who unwittingly becomes a target after being seated next to a hired killer on an airplane.

La Salle — who last August reupped for a three-year, $27 million deal on “ER” — made his directing debut in 1996 with his self-financed short “Psalms From the Underground.” That was followed by “Rebound,” a 1996 HBO biopic about Earl “The Goat” Manigault.

Platform Entertainment will produce “Danger” in association with La Salle’s Humble Journey Films, the Warners-based production entity the thesp heads with D.J. Caruso and Butch Robinson. No cast is attached as yet.

Humble Journey is also producing “The Salton Sea,” a Castle Rock-based crime drama that La Salle, Robinson and Humble Journey production prexy Ken Aguado will produce with “The Green Mile” helmer Frank Darabont. Caruso will helm from a script by Tony Gayton.

La Salle was repped by the Gersh Agency, Singer and Squire by Rich Freeman.

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