Universal Pictures bought movie rights to Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.
Will witnessed his brother’s murder and thinks he knows who pulled the trigger. Hell bent on revenge, Will finds his brother’s gun, steps into the elevator, and waits the long way down to the lobby to locate and kill his brother’s murderer. During the 60 seconds it takes to reach the lobby, Will is met with six ghosts who have all died from gunfire. Do these ghosts succeed in persuading Will to not seek revenge?
Academy Award-winning musician John Legend and Academy Award nominee Michael De Luca are set to produce the Long Way Down movie.
Coming off his role as Mike in the 2017 film adaptation of It, I think Chosen Jacobs would be a good fit as Will. Set to star in Love, Simon, an adaptation Becky Albertalli’s Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Kenyan Lonsdale would be a great casting choice as Shawn.
Long Way Down is available now.