Dramatization of “The Staircase” Will Star Colin Firth

From The Hollywood Reporter: HBO Max’s docudrama The Staircase, based on the true crime series of the same name, will star Colin Firth. The eight episode series has been planned since 2019 and Harrison Ford was originally supposed to be the lead.

The documentary directed by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, focused on novelist Michael Peterson and his trial for the death of his wife Kathleen. De Lestrade made a two-hour sequel in 2012, and a second sequel, which premiered in 2018. The tv series Trial & Error (2017-2018) is a parody of documentary series that present such trials. It starred Nicholas D’Agosto, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer, and Sherri Shepherd.

Treat Williams starred in an earlier movie based on the trial.