Joshua Jackson Is Accused of Murdering Lizzy Caplan in the "Fatal Attraction" Trailer
Nearly 36 years after Michael Douglas got into a deadly entanglement with Glenn Close, the big screen's messiest affair is being reimagined. Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan are starring in Paramount+'s streaming adaptation of 1987's hit thriller "Fatal Attraction," with the new iteration coming in series form. The official trailer, released April 3, shows the characters, originally played by Douglas and Close, effectively ruining each others' lives after their brief connection has ongoing consequences.
In the original film, married Dan Gallagher (Douglas) has a weekend-long affair with Alex Forrest (Close) after meeting in Manhattan. Dan views the tryst as a fling, but Alex gets attached, and begins to escalate the situation. Eventually, her ire at Dan's indifference leads to increasingly deranged actions from Alex: pouring acid on Dan's car, killing Dan's daughter's pet rabbit, and kidnapping the girl. It all leads up to an unforgettable confrontation.
Premiering this spring, "Fatal Attraction" comes from writer, showrunner, and executive producer Alexandra Cunningham and executive producer Kevin J. Hynes. This new iteration has Jackson taking over as Dan, and Caplan as Alex. Keep reading for more info on the rest of the cast, the official trailer, the first teaser trailer, and more plot details.
"Fatal Attraction" Official Trailer
"Fatal Attraction" Teaser Trailer
"Fatal Attraction" Cast
In addition to Caplan and Jackson, "Fatal Attraction" will also star Amanda Peet as Dan's wife, Beth, and Alyssa Jirrels as his daughter, Ellen. "Good Girls" star Reno Wilson appears as Detective Earl Brooker, and Toby Huss plays Mike Gerard.
"Fatal Attraction" Plot
"Fatal Attraction" follows Alex and Dan as they have a weekend-long affair. However, their fling means a lot more to Alex than it does to Dan, and she begins stalking him at his home and office — and ultimately things turn violent.
The remake reimagines the famous story "through the lens of privilege, personality disorders, family dynamics and murder," according to a press release. It begins by focusing on Dan as he's released on parole after 15 years in prison for murdering Alex, and flashes back to what really happened between the pair.
"Fatal Attraction" Release Date
"Fatal Attraction" premieres the first two episodes on April 30 on Paramount+. New episodes will then drop weekly on the streamer on Sundays. There will be eight total installments.