Lizzy Caplan Is Set To Star In ‘Fatal Attraction’. The tv show is continuing forward at Paramount+.
The show had been in development there with a script-to-series commitment since earlier this year, and the ViacomCBS-backed streamer has now given it an official order. Along with the series order, Lizzy Caplan (Castle Rock, Masters of Sex) has been cast as the lead in the remake of the 1987 classic.
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Alexandra Cunningham (Dirty John) will write, showrunner, and executive produces the Amblin Television drama. Cunningham will executive produce with Kevin J. Hynes (Perry Mason), with whom she co-wrote the narrative. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin will executive produce.
The new Fatal Attraction is characterized as a “deep-dive reworking of the psychosexual thriller,” with issues like marriage and adultery being explored through the prism of current attitudes regarding strong women, personality disorders, and coercive control. Caplan will play Alex, who is enamored with her lover after a brief romance and was formerly played by Glenn Close in the film.
According to the THR “Alexandra brings an incredibly strong and nuanced point of view to a story that became a cultural phenomenon but has thus far only been told from the male gaze,” said Nicole Clemens, president of an original scripted series at Paramount+. “Partnered with Kevin, they will bring the next explosive chapter of this story to a new generation with a balanced eye to the complexities of the human psyche.”
In February, Fatal Attraction was one of the Paramount Pictures properties developed at the former CBS All Access. The drama, as well as revisions of Love Story, The Parallax View, The Italian Job, and Flashdance, is still in the works as Clemens tries to stamp her mark on the streaming service after taking over original programming earlier this year.
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