Guy Burnet (“Ray Donovan”) has signed on to Jacob’s Ladder, director David M. Rosenthal’s re-imagining of the 1990 thriller, says Deadline.
Burnet will star as Hoffman, a pharmacist at the Veteran’s Administration described as “smart, but chaotic” who supplies Jacob with prescriptions.
Michael Ealy was recently cast.
Jeff Buhler, who wrote the Clive Barker adaptation The Midnight Meat Train, is penning a script with Sarah Thorp, building upon an earlier draft by Jake Wade Wall, the scribe behind the 2006 remake of When a Stranger Calls and the 2007 Hitcher.
The original Jacob’s Ladder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Adrian Lyne, ostensibly told of a Vietnam vet who suffers increasingly bizarre hallucinations and attempts to discover the truth behind them. The movie, which has a twist ending, was made by Carolco and achieved cult hit status.
Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at LD Entertainment will produce alongside Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films.