‘Ripley’ Trailer: Andrew Scott Obsesses Over Johnny Flynn in Netflix’s ‘Talented Mr. Ripley’ Adaptation

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‘Ripley’ Trailer: Andrew Scott Obsesses Over Johnny Flynn in Netflix’s ‘Talented Mr. Ripley’ Adaptation

Andrew Scott is hunting his prey by way of an erotic European vacation turned deadly game of cat and mouse.

Scott leads Netflix’s “Ripley,” based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel series “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” The “All of Us Strangers” actor portrays the titular sinister grifter who is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son, Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn), to return home. Set in 1960s Europe, the series hinges on a core love triangle between Ripley, Dickie, and Dickie’s fiancée Marge Sherwood (Dakota Fanning). The Netflix show is filmed in black and white.

Elliot Sumner, Maurizio Lombardi, Margherita Buy, and John Malkovich round out the cast, with creator Steven Zaillian writing and directing all eight episodes. Lead actor Scott serves as a producer.

“Ripley” is co-produced by Showtime and Endemol Shine North America in association with Entertainment 360 and Filmrights. Executive producers are writer/director Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Clayton Townsend, Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner, Sharon Levy, and Philipp Keel of Diogenes.

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“The Talented Mr. Ripley” was most famously adapted into a film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow in 1999.

Lead actor/producer Scott told IndieWire’s Anne Thompson that “Ripley” was a “tough shoot.”

“I was in the middle of playing an enormous part,” Scott said. “Tom Ripley in the new version of ‘Talented Mr. Ripley,’ and I was in Italy, and I’d been away during the pandemic for almost a year. I was doing an enormous amount of acting, it was a genuinely enormous part. And so actually, I was looking forward to not acting for a little while. It was a tough shoot.”

The actor added that he selects his roles based on a “signature” quality.

“If the writing has a singular signature in it, then I’d be interested in doing it. It’s always the script,” Scott said. “It’s your job, saying ‘no’ to things. I’m pretty affable as a person. But when it comes to choice-making, I don’t really care what anyone else thinks. I have quite a strong idea about what I’d like to do.”

“Ripley” premieres April 4 on Netflix. Check out the trailer below.

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