Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Negga have been tapped to star in J.J. Abrams’ tv adaptation of the 1990 movie Presumed Harmless. Primarily based on the 1987 novel of the identical title by Scott Turow, Presumed Harmless was developed into a movie three years later, and starred Harrison Ford as prosecutor Rozat “Rusty” Sabich. The movie follows Rusty as he investigates the homicide of his colleague, however issues develop into difficult when Rusty finds himself implicated within the crime. In February, it was introduced that Apple TV+ ordered an eight-part tv adaptation of Presumed Harmless, with David E. Kelley and J.J. Abrams growing the collection.
In December, it was introduced that Jake Gyllenhaal is in remaining talks to star in Presumed Harmless as Rusty, and now, Deadline has reported that Ruth Negga has joined the collection as Barbara Sabich. Performed by Bonnie Bedelia within the 1990 movie, Barbara is Rusty’s spouse, an artist whose life is turned the other way up when her husband is accused of murdering his mistress. Negga is greatest recognized for her function as Tulip within the AMC collection Preacher, and obtained an Academy Award nomination for Finest Actress in 2016 for her function as Mildred within the movie Loving.
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Presumed Harmless might be created by Abrams’ Unhealthy Robotic Productions and David E. Kelley Productions in affiliation with Warner Bros. Tv. Kelley will function the collection showrunner, government producer, and author, whereas Abrams will government produce. Although Gyllenhaal’s function hasn’t been totally confirmed but, he has signed on as an government producer on the collection. There isn’t a phrase but on a launch date or filming schedule, however Kelley has teased that his adaptation of the movie might be “exploring obsession, intercourse, politics, and the ability and limits of affection, because the accused fights to carry his household and marriage collectively.”
Although a authorized drama collection is one thing comparatively new for Abrams, Kelley has many years of expertise within the subject. Previous to changing into a TV author and producer, Kelley labored for a Boston legislation agency, coping with actual property and minor felony circumstances. After his profession transfer to tv, Kelley would go on to create, write, and produce a number of main authorized dramas, together with Ally McBeal, Boston Authorized, and The Lincoln Lawyer. Kelley was additionally a author for L.A. Regulation and Doogie Howser M.D.
With Abrams and Kelley on the helm, alongside main actors Gyllenhaal and Negga, Presumed Harmless appears to be arrange for fulfillment. Although nonetheless ready for a affirmation of Gyllenhaal’s casting, he’s in remaining talks to safe the function, and together with his affirmation as an government producer on the collection, his casting appears promising. Although it could nonetheless be fairly some time earlier than the collection hits screens, authorized drama followers can stay up for Kelley’s adaptation of Presumed Harmless.
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