The remake of the 1990 film Jacob's Ladder has been acquired and will hit theaters this summer.
The film has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment. It will premiere on DISH in July, followed by a release in theaters for August. The film stars Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie, Guy Burnet and Karla Souza. Will Packer is among the film's producers. It is directed by David M. Rosenthal.
Here's the description of the film per Deadline, who broke the news of the acquisition first: In Rosenthal’s Jacob’s Ladder, Jacob Singer is getting his life back together after his brother is killed in Afghanistan. Jacob has a beautiful wife, a newborn child and a successful career as a surgeon in a VA hospital. When a stranger approaches Jacob and reveals that his brother is actually alive and living in an underground shelter with other homeless vets, Jacob’s life starts to unravel. He begins hallucinating, believes he is being followed by violent attackers and becomes paranoid about the truth of what really happened to his brother. When he discovers that his brother is alive and addicted to an experimental drug, he uncovers a secret he never could have been prepared for.
The filming took place back in 2016, and we first reported on Ealy's casting back in 2016. The script was done by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp.
Vertical Entertainment had a similar deal for Amma Asante's Where Hands Touch, which bowed on DirecTV with a theatrical release.
Watch the trailer below:
Photo: Vertical Entertainment