Andrew Scott stars in the first full trailer for Netflix’s Ripley

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Andrew Scott plays Tom Ripley in Netflix’s new adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel. Take a look at the first Ripley trailer here. 

Fresh off the success of the incomparable All Of Us Strangers, Andrew Scott will next be seen on the small screen, this time playing a slippery con artist. We got a brief teaser of Ripley back in January, but we now have a longer look at the Netflix miniseries. 

Take a look at the first full trailer for Ripley below. 

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s popular Tom Ripley novels, Ripley looks particularly stylish and has a pretty stacked cast. 

While Scott plays the titular Tom Ripley, he is joined by Dakota Fanning (also to be seen in The Watchers later this year) and Johnny Flynn. 

Of course, this isn’t the first adaptation of Highsmith’s Ripley novels. 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley starred a young Matt Damon as Ripley, while Gwyneth Paltrow played Marge Sherwood and Jude Law was Dickie Greenleaf. 

The new adaptation is written and directed by Steve Zaillian, whose extensive writing credits include Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Gangs Of New York, David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. 

The series is presented in black and white, something that seemed natural for Zaillian. 

“The edition of the Ripley book I had on my desk had an evocative black-and-white photograph on the cover,” the writer-director told Vanity Fair. “As I was writing, I held that image in my mind. Black and white fits this story—and it’s gorgeous.”

Here’s the official synopsis too: Tom Ripley, a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home. Tom’s acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder. The drama series is based on Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling Tom Ripley novels.

The series will consist of eight episodes, all of which will drop on 4th April on Netflix. 

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