Actor Dakota Fanning is about to star alongside Fleabag star Andrew Scott in Showtime drama sequence Ripley. The sequence relies on Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels — The Gifted Mr. Ripley, Ripley Underneath Floor, Ripley’s Recreation, The Boy Who Adopted Ripley and Ripley Underwater.
It additionally options actor Johnny Flynn.
The story follows Tom Ripley (Scott), a grifter scraping by in early Sixties New York, who’s employed by a rich man to attempt to persuade his vagabond son, Dickie Greenleaf ( Flynn), who resides a snug, trust-funded ex-pat life in Italy, to return house. Tom’s acceptance of the job is step one into a fancy lifetime of deceit, fraud and homicide.
In keeping with Selection, Fanning will play Marge Sherwood, an American dwelling in Italy who suspects darker motives underlie the affability of Tom Ripley.
Oscar-winner Steven Zaillian is hooked up to jot down and direct the whole first season along with serving as an govt producer.
“Dakota Fanning is the right option to play the deliciously difficult Marge reverse Andrew Scott’s Tom Ripley. She’s an actor who brings smarts and vulnerability to each half, with a lot effervescent beneath the floor. We will’t wait to see her sink her enamel into this position in Steve Zaillian’s Ripley,” stated Amy Israel, govt vice chairman of scripted programming at Showtime.
Manufacturing on the present will begin later this 12 months in Italy.
Ripley is co-produced by Showtime and Endemol Shine North America in affiliation with Leisure 360 and Filmrights.