Dawson’s Creek star indicators as much as reboot traditional film as TV present
Dawson’s Creek star Joshua Jackson has joined True Blood‘s Lizzy Caplan within the TV reboot of traditional film Deadly Attraction.
The Wrap stories that Jackson will probably be taking over the position of Dan Gallagher, a married man who has a short fling with Alex Forrest (Caplan) whereas his household is away. When Alex turns into more and more persistent about seeing him once more, he tries to chop her off – however Alex’s obsession with him begins to spiral uncontrolled and change into more and more harmful.
Dan was performed by Michael Douglas within the unique 1987 film, whereas Glenn Shut starred as Alex and earned an Academy Award nomination for Greatest Actress for the position.
The brand new collection, which comes from Paramount Plus, has been described as “a deep-dive reimagining of the movie that may discover the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity by way of the lens of contemporary attitudes in direction of sturdy girls, persona problems, and coercive management”.
Jackson has taken on numerous high-profile roles throughout his profession, together with because the sarcastic Pacey Witter in Dawson’s Creek. He has additionally starred in Fringe, The Affair, Little Fires In all places and Dr Demise, whereas he additionally performed Blaine Tuttle in 1999 drama Merciless Intentions.
Nicole Clemens, president, Paramount+ Unique Scripted Collection stated of his casting: “Joshua is an unimaginable expertise who creates fantastically sophisticated characters on each the display screen and stage. He and Lizzy are completely matched to inform a nuanced and fashionable narrative in regards to the complexities of the human psyche. We’re thrilled to associate with them to convey this provocative and charming story to a brand new era.”
The Deadly Attraction collection is being written and govt produced by Alexandra Cunningham, who additionally serves as showrunner. Kevin J Hynes, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are additionally govt producing, with Hynes sharing co-story credit score with Cunningham.
“Alexandra brings an extremely sturdy and nuanced perspective to a narrative that grew to become a cultural phenomenon however has to date solely been advised from the male gaze,” Clemens stated.
“Partnered with Kevin, they’ll convey the following explosive chapter of this story to a brand new era with a balanced eye to the complexities of the human psyche.”
Fatal Attraction will air on Paramount Plus.