Between Netflix’s The Gentleman spin-off series and its forthcoming adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s best-selling Tom Ripley novels — which now has a teaser trailer — 2024 is off to a killer start vis-a-vis streaming.
Simply titled Ripley, this eight-episode European-set cinematic affair stars the ever-charming Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Spectre, Sherlock) as the latest incarnation of the titular character. And similar to the iconic 1999 flick starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, it’ll kick things off in New York during the early 60s.
When Scott’s Ripley, a low-level grifter scraping by, is hired by a wealthy industrialist to retrieve his dilettante son, Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn), to return home from Italy, he enters what seems like a glamorous European-set fantasy. But accepting the job is also Mr Ripley’s first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud, and minor spoilers, murder.
Dakota Fanning (Man On Fire, The Equalizer 3) has also joined the cast as Marge Sherwood, Dickie’s girlfriend, who suspects the darker motives underlying the actions of Tom Ripley.
Netflix’s Ripley has been created by the Academy Award-winning Steven Zailian, who famously penned Schindler’s List, Mission: Impossible, Gangs of New York, co-wrote Moneyball alongside Aaron Sorkin, as well as having created HBO’s The Night Of. This has been co-produced by the streaming giant and Showtime.
As for a confirmed premiere date, Ripley is scheduled to hit Netflix on April 4th, 2024 — check out the teaser trailer above.
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