Adrian Lyne’s 1987 psychosexual thriller, Fatal Attraction, is just the latest in a long list of cult films to get its own television series adaptation.
Lizzy Caplan (Castle Rock, Cloverfield) was previously announced to star as Alex, who was played by Glenn Close in the original. Now, Deadline reports that Joshua Jackson (Fringe, Dr. Death) will play opposite Caplan as Dan Gallagher, portrayed by Michael Douglas in the ’80s movie. Alexandra Cunningham and Kevin Hynes are also aboard to pen the script, while Cunningham also serves as showrunner.
“The series explores the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders and coercive control,” reads the Paramount+ logline. The six-time Oscar-nominated erotic thriller centred on a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman, who in turn refuses to let the relationship end and becomes dangerously obsessed with him.
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.