Colin Firth is entering into the footwear of writer Michael Peterson, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2017.
The Mamma Mia! actor is about to painting the 77-year-old novelist in an HBO Max restricted collection based mostly on the 2004 documentary The Staircase. Antonio Campos will direct the Englishman within the collection, which is written and produced by American Crime Story author Maggie Cohn.
The remainder of the forged has but to be introduced, together with the actress who will play Michael’s second spouse, Kathleen Peterson. She was discovered unconscious on the backside of a staircase within the household’s North Carolina dwelling in 2001, earlier than succumbing to her accidents.
Michael initially claimed his spouse was inebriated and had fallen 20 ft down the steps, inflicting substantial wounds to her head. Nonetheless, an post-mortem report contested his model of occasions, prompting police to additional examine her loss of life.
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