Joshua Jackson has signed on for Paramount Plus’ Fatal Attraction remake, joining Lizzy Caplan who was cast last year. Jackson will play the male leading role opposite Caplan’s leading lady.
The forthcoming series is meant to be a reimagining of the hit 1987 film starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. It’s said the reimaging of the film will focus on the “timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders and coercive control.”
Jackson’s playing Dan Gallagher who ends up having a relationship with Caplan’s Alex Forrest. As the relationship develops between the two, it’s clear an obsession is building from Alex. Regarding Jackson’s casting, Nicole Clemens, the president of original scripted series at Paramount+, praised the actor. “Joshua is an incredible talent who creates beautifully complicated characters on both the screen and stage.”
“He and Lizzy are perfectly matched to tell a nuanced and modern narrative about the complexities of the human psyche. We’re thrilled to partner with them to bring this provocative and captivating story to a new generation,” she continued. Caplan, of course, was confirmed to join the project in Nov. 2021. Jackson marks the second actor to join the project.
Alexandra Cunningham (Dirty John) serves as the showrunner for Fatal Attraction, as well as the writer. She’ll executive produce the series alongside Kevin J. Hynes and Amblin Television’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.