Harrison Ford could play Michael Peterson in TV series documenting Peterson murder trial: Report

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A storied Triangle murder case could be getting some big star power behind it.

Iconic actor Harrison Ford could play the role of Michael Peterson in a new TV series documenting the trial, according to Variety. The trial was the subject of "The Staircase," a popular multi-part documentary that was released in 2004 and updated for Netflix in 2018.

Variety reports the project is currently being shopped to networks and streaming services.

Peterson, a novelist and Durham mayoral candidate, was convicted in the 2001 murder of his wife, Kathleen Peterson.

He served more than 8 years in prison. He was released after a judge ordered a new trial citing misleading testimony from a witness. Before the new trial happened, Peterson agreed to an Alford plea of manslaughter.
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