From Cast, Trailer, and Release date, everything about this Paramount+ reprisal of the 1987 movie of same name.
With Fatal Attraction on the way, it appears like we'll be seeing more television remakes of the 80s and 90s movies in 2023. A remake of the 1987 film of the same name, directed by Adrian Lyne, written by James Dearden, and starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close the movie is set to make its comeback in the form of series reprisal. The psychological thriller is being revived as a series on Paramount+ over 40 years later. Alexandra Cunningham and Kevin J. Hynes wrote the series, which will be directed by Silver Tree. The movie was an adapted version of James Dearden's 1980 short film Diversion.
Who will be cast in the series?
Among those who appeared in the original Fatal Attraction were Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Foley, Jane Krakowski, and Lois Smith the series gives us a fresh breath of air with actors Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan. Apart from the lead characters of Dan Gallagher, his wife Beth, daughter Ellen, and his lover, Alex Forrest, all the other characters in the series are new and do not appear in the original film. While it might be hard to imagine anyone else portraying Douglas and Close’s award-winning roles, a re-imagination of the story definitely calls for reimagining the characters for the present-day audience and so far the cast of the upcoming series seems very interesting.
Is the teaser out yet?
At the time, Paramount+ has just published the first Fatal Attraction teaser. Thus, expect to see a full-length official teaser shortly, if not before the series premieres in April. The one-minute film jumps right into the narrative, introducing Joshua Jackson as Dan and Lizzy Caplan as Alex, who are passionately drawn to each other after meeting in an elevator for the first time. The teaser concludes with Alex meeting Dan's wife, played by Amanda Peet, to menacing, suspenseful music.
Is it going to end the same way as the original flick?
Unlike the film, the series adaption appears to be a little slow-paced, with more emphasis on the character development of Alex and why she is obsessed with Dan. Although the trailer is brief and doesn't show much, it's not difficult to imagine where the tale is going, especially if you've watched the 1987 blockbuster film. The story's finale, however, would set the series apart from the original picture as per speculations which is set to release in April 2023.