Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Andrew Scott to Star in Showtime's 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' Adaptation

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Ismael Spencer | 27 September, 2019, 00:31

Three days after Phoebe Waller-Bridge's late Amazon comedy swept the Emmys, season-two breakout Andrew Scott (aka "Sizzling Priest" on the present) has firmed up a deal to star as ebook and movie character Tom Ripley for a Showtime sequence primarily based on Patricia Highsmith's novels.

"We are so thrilled to have the supremely talented filmmaker, Steve Zaillian, adapt the singular saga of Tom Ripley from Patricia Highsmith's novels as an ongoing series for Showtime", said network president Gary Levine.

As Ripley, Scott will play a having a hard time New Yorker, worked with to encourage a wealthy business owner's son to return home from Italy.

Titled Ripley, the eight-episode collection can be tailored by author and director Steven Zaillian, whose previous works embody Schindler's Checklist, Gangs Of New York, and Moneyball.

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The US military, he said, was working with its partners to "address this unprecedented attack". "That was a very large attack, and it could be met by an attack many, many times larger".

Steve Zaillian will write and direct the first season.

Scott, a BAFTA victor, was best known for his role as Moriarty in "Sherlock" - until his role as a priest in season 2 of "Fleabag" made him the object of Internet affection. Prior to that, he played villain Moriarty opposite Benedict Cumberbatch on PBS' Sherlock, a role that won him a BAFTA Award in 2012.

Scott's other credits include Pride, His Dark Materials, Black Mirror, Spectre, King Lear, The Hour, The Stag, Foyle's War, John Adams, and Lennon Naked. Scott is also an Olivier Award-winning theatre actor.

Sharon Levy will oversee the series, which will be executive produced by Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Philipp Keel, Guymon Casady and Ben Forkner. Scott will function a producer on the sequence. SHOWTIME is now available to subscribers via cable, DBS, and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple (R), Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku (R), Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One.

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