Harrison Ford set to star in TV adaptation of true crime docu-series The Staircase
One of the most gripping true crime documentaries.
According to EW, the Star Wars actor is attached to star in a scripted series adaptation of The Staircase.
Ford will be playing novelist Michael Peterson in the series, which he will also executive produce. The Sinner's Antonio Campos, meanwhile, will write the series.
EW notes that while the project does not have a network or a streaming service attached yet, it is being shopped around.
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's docu-series The Staircase is the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home.
He claimed that she hit her head after she fell down the stairs. However, the police suspected foul play.
The first eight episodes debuted in 2005. Lestrade later filmed additional episodes after Peterson had been granted a new trial.
Peterson took the Alford plea, which led Lestrade to rule out any further filming for the docu-series.
The entire 13-episode documentary series is currently available to watch on Netflix.