Paramount Plus’ Fatal Attraction Series To Be Directed by Silver Tree

You and Flight Attendant director, Silver Tree will direct and executive produce Paramount Plus’ Fatal Attraction series.

Fatal Attraction was a 1987 movie starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. The psychological thriller tells the story of a married man who had a weekend affair with a woman who became highly obsessed with him. Quite ahead of its time, the film was controversial, but overall it was a stand-out success. With only a $14 million budget, it got a worldwide box office total of $320.1 million. Critics considered Fatal Attraction to be one of the best erotic thrillers of all time. The film was based on a book that James Dearden wrote. The said book is Diversion.

Paramount Plus’ Fatal Attraction Series To Be Directed by Silver Tree

Fatal Attraction Series To Be Directed by Silver Tree

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Deadline recently reports that Silver Tree will be directing the series. Furthermore, she will also executive produce. To her credit, Silver Tree is has directed several shows like The Flight Attendant, You, Shameless, Suits, and more.

Back in January, Paramount announced that Joshua Jackson (Dr. Death, Fringe) and Lizzy Caplan (Castle Rock, Truth Be Told) are among the cast for the series reboot of the Fatal Attraction. Joshua Jackson will be playing Dan, the one who had the weekend affair. While Lizzy Caplan will be Alex, the one who became obsessed with him.

No news as of yet on who will be playing Dan’s wife. The chemistry between the three actors will be critical to the series.

Paramount Plus’ Fatal Attraction Series To Be Directed by Silver Tree

Fatal Attraction Series To Be Directed by Silver Tree

Alexandra Cunningham wrote the series from a story she co-wrote with Kevin Hynes. Thus, Cunningham will be the series’ showrunner.

It is curious how the series will turn out, especially since the industry deems the movie as a classic. Although, it’s not unusual to see movies turned into TV shows. However, it’s rare to see them turn into a success. Good examples are Psyco (1960) which became Bates Motel (2013). Fargo (1996) transformed into a TV series of the same name in 2014 and the series is still ongoing.

I am curious on how it will end though. Will it follow the original theatrical ending, or the alternate ending. Or will Cunningham give us an unexpected twist?

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