Variety reports the screenplay, written by David Loughery, will be directed by acclaimed playwright and filmmaker, Neil LaBute. The production, set to begin filming next week, involves an interracial couple being harassed by their neighbor, an LAPD officer.
"Lakeview Terrace" is produced by Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter and Will Smith.
Wilson, recently seen in the Broadway revival of Barefoot in the Park, has previously appeared in Oklahoma!, The Full Monty and The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm. Other credits include Bright Lights, Big City, the film version of The Phantom of the Opera, HBO's small screen take on Angels in America and the Academy Award-nominated film "Little Children." Wilson was Tony-nominated for his work in Oklahoma! and The Full Monty.