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‘The Perfect Guy’ Star Michael Ealy Joins ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Reboot

The Perfect Guy” star Michael Ealy has been attached to LD Entertainment’s reboot of supernatural thriller “Jacob’s Ladder.”

The reboot is a modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers. David Rosenthal, who directed Ealy in “The Perfect Guy,” is set to direct.

Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at LD Entertainment; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films; and Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions banner.

Will Packer Productions’ James F. Lopez will executive produce.

The script was written by Jeff Buhler (“Pet Cemetery”) and Sarah Thorp (“The Bounty Hunter”). The project was originally sold as a pitch by Jake Wade Wall.

Principal photography is set to begin mid-May.

The original “Jacob’s Ladder” was released in 1990 and directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starred Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello.

Robbins played the titular Jacob, a Vietnam veteran whose experiences prior to and during the war resulted in flashbacks and hallucinations that continued to haunt him. “Jacob’s Ladder” was released by Carolco Pictures with a domestic box office of $25 million.

Ealy’s credits include “Think Like a Man,” “For Colored Girls,” “About Last Night” and “2 Fast 2 Furious.”

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