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Who’s Excited for the ‘Ripley’ TV Sequence?

Talented Mr Ripley

Talented Mr Ripley

Throughout the pandemic, after we have been nonetheless married, Alex and I watched a bunch of traditional motion pictures, together with Goodfellas, West Facet Story, The English Affected person, and, in fact, The Gifted Mr. Ripley.

Talented Mr Ripley

Talented Mr Ripley

The psychological thriller got here out in 1999, proper earlier than the careers of Matt Damon, Jude Legislation, Gwyneth Paltrow, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cate Blanchett all exploded. What a star-studded forged. The film — should you haven’t seen it — follows a broke American grifter, Thomas Ripley, who is distributed to Italy by a wealthy American to carry again his spoiled son, Dickie Greenleaf, however (for sure) the journey does not go in keeping with plan.

All of the actors crush it, perhaps particularly Philip Seymour Hoffman, who’s terrifying. (We’ve all identified these unpredictable guys who instantly make you are feeling on guard, even at a crowded café.) The film additionally impressed me to learn the riveting 1955 Patricia Highsmith novel. I like an antihero.

Ripley Andrew Scott

Sooooo…excellent news! Andrew Scott (of sizzling priest / child lady fame) performs Ripley in an eight-part Netflix sequence, premiering April 4th. Johnny Flynn performs Dickie, and Dakota Fanning performs his girlfriend Marge.

Scott does an American accent!

“If Tom Ripley was in a homosexual bar, I’m unsure that he would slot in there,” Scott informed Interview journal in 2021. “Nor do I feel he’s a straight character… I feel he’s a queer character, within the sense that he’s very ‘different.’ What’s his relationship with intercourse, or demise, or with household or associates? It’s fascinating {that a} character is the sum of the elements that you just don’t must play.”

Will you be watching? What else are you watching today? Harper’s Bazaar did a terrific round-up of the 35 most anticipated new exhibits of 2024, together with Mr. and Mrs. Smith and One Day — TV is coming again, guys!

P.S. Cup of Jo’s final TV information, and what TV character do you are feeling such as you’re secretly associates with?

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