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Harrison Ford to Star in Scripted Drama Based on True-Crime Doc The Staircase

Harrison Ford is preparing to as soon as once more yell, “I didn’t kill my spouse!”

The legendary actor has signed on to star in a scripted adaptation of the true-crime documentary The Staircase, our sister website Selection is reporting.

The undertaking, which is at the moment being pitched to networks by producers Annapurna Tv, relies on the 2004 documentary sequence that adopted the trial of novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his spouse. (Peterson claimed his spouse’s dying was an accident attributable to her falling down the steps.) The unique documentary was supplemented by a 2012 follow-up, and one other in 2018. All the sequence — which we right here at TVLine have named a Peak TV Treasure — is offered to stream on Netflix.

Ford will function an govt producer on the sequence in addition to starring. Antonio Campos (The Sinner) is about to write the sequence and also will function an EP.

If it’s picked up by a community, the sequence would be the first common TV function in Ford’s lengthy Hollywood profession. Early on, he guest-starred on exhibits like Gunsmoke and Kung Fu earlier than changing into an enormous film star with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, together with hits like The Fugitive and Air Power One.

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