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.