Harrison Ford is attached to star in a TV project that Variety reports would mark the first regular television role of his career.
The project is a series adaptation of “The Staircase,” a docuseries about the trial of U.S. novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife in 2001.
“Peterson claimed his wife died after falling down the stairs at their home, but police suspected he bludgeoned her to death and staged the scene to look like an accident,” Variety reports. “The project is currently being shopped to networks and streaming services.”
Ford is attached as an executive producer in addition to starring.
“Antonio Campos will write and executive produce, with Annapurna Television producing,” Variety reports. “The docuseries was originally released in 2004, with creator Jean-Xavier de Lestrade updating with new information years later. Netflix released it as a 13-episode series in 2018.”