Fatal Attraction: Alyssa Jirrels, Toby Huss, & more join Paramount+ streaming series


We’ve previously heard that Joshua Jackson (Dawson’s Creek), Lizzy Caplan (Castle Rock), and Amanda Peet (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story) are taking on the roles Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer played in the the 1987 film Fatal Attraction (watch it HERE) for the upcoming Paramount Plus series of the same name. Now that the characters who make up the core love triangle have been cast, the supporting cast is being assembled – and Deadline reports the supporting cast is going to include Alyssa Jirrels (As We See It), Toby Huss (Halloween 2018), Reno Wilson (Good Girls), and Brian Goodman (Rizzoli & Isles).

Jirrels will be playing Ellen Gallagher, “Dan (Jackson) and Beth’s (Peet) daughter.” This character was only around 6 years old in the movie, while Jirrels is about to turn 22. Huss is playing Mike Gerard, “the DA’s chief of investigations, whose friendship and loyalty to deputy DA Dan Gallagher goes back many years.” Wilson’s character is Detective Earl Booker, “a long-standing member of the Los Angeles Police Department with a large personality and an inability to self-edit.” And Goodman is playing Arthur Tomlinson, “warm and kind, Arthur is Beth Gallagher’s best friend and business partner.”

Directed by Adrian Lyne from a screenplay by James Dearden (based on Dearden’s short film Diversion), the ’87 Fatal Attraction had the following synopsis:

For Dan Gallagher, life is good. He is on the rise at his New York law firm, is happily married to his wife, Beth, and has a loving daughter. But, after a casual fling with a sultry book editor named Alex, everything changes. Jilted by Dan, Alex becomes unstable, her behavior escalating from aggressive pursuit to obsessive stalking. Dan realizes that his main problem is not hiding his affair, but rather saving himself and his family.

Written by Alexandra Cunningham from a story she co-wrote with Kevin J. Hynes, the series aims to

explore the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders and coercive control.

Coming to us from Paramount Television Studios and Amblin Television, Fatal Attraction is being executive produced by Cunningham, Hynes, and Amblin Television presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. Cunningham serves as showrunner.

What do you think of the cast they’re putting together for the Fatal Attraction series? Are you looking forward to this show? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

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Source: Deadline

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