News News TV | Written by Laura Potier 12/08/2022

SUSPIRIA Star Jessica Harper Boards FATAL ATTRACTION Series

Jessica Harper (Dario Argento's Suspiria, next seen in Bones and All), John Getz (Doom Patrol), Toks Olagundoye, David Sullivan (The Wilds) and newcomer Isabella Briggs have been tapped for recurring roles on Paramount+'s series Fatal Attraction, a reimagining of the 1980s psychosexual thriller film which starred Glenn Close and Michael Douglas. The casting was announced by Deadline.

Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Peet, and Joshua Jackson have already been confirmed to star, with Alyssa Jirrels, Toby Huss, Reno Wilson, and Brian Goodman rounding out the cast.

Written by Alexandra Cunningham from a story she originally co-wrote with Kevin J. Hynes, the upcoming series explores marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders, and coercive control. The original film followed Dan Gallagher (Douglas) as he tried to protect himself and his family from Alex (Close), a woman with whom he had a fling and who began stalking him. Caplan and Jackson will play Alex and Dan, respectively, in the Paramount series.

Interestingly, from the logline, it sounds as though the upcoming series will pivot its angle by centring on Beth Gallagher (Peet), described as "a loyal wife, loving mother and successful small business owner whose world unravels when her husband Dan's indiscretion threatens to destroy their life together."

Fatal Attraction is just the latest attempt for Paramount to capitalise on their backlog of successful films: other classics receiving series adaptations include Love Story, The Italian Job, and Flashdance. It's unclear when the series will release, but filming has already begun.