Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell will star inNetflix’s Scoop, a function movie based upon Prince Andrew’s notorious 2019 interview withNewsnight Anderson will depict Emily Maitlis, the previous BBC news anchor that spoke with the disgraced Duke ofYork Sewell will depictAndrew Billie Piper and Keely Hawes have actually likewise been cast, with Piper in the function of television manufacturer Sam McAlister, and Hawes as Amanda Thirsk, the royal’s previous personal secretary.

The movies main logline checks out: “The inside track of the ladies that broke through the Buckingham Palace facility to protect the scoop of the years that caused the devastating fall from grace of The Queen’s ‘Favorite son. From navigating Palace vetoes, to breaking through to Prince Andrew’ s inner circle, the high stakes settlements and strength of practice session– to the jaw dropping interview itself.”

Scoop is based upon McAlister’s narrative Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC’sMost Shocking Interviews In a declaration launched today, she stated:

“It is beyond my wildest dreams, especially as a first time writer, to end up working with this extraordinary cast, Netflix, and the amazing teams at The Lighthouse and Voltage. Watching Billie Piper, one of my favorite actresses, play ‘me’ will be a pinch-myself moment and I’m truly thrilled to be involved in this film.”

In the book, McAlister shares what occurred behind the scenes throughout the interview. The extremely slammed interview aired inNov 2019, months after Jeffrey Epstein’s death. On screen, Maitlis questioned Andrew about his association with the late sex wrongdoer. Viewers were stunned with the telecasted interview, and felt that Andrew revealed little compassion for Epstein’s victims or regret for his connection to the disgraced investor. Following the interview, Andrew went back from his royal responsibilities and was removed of his military titles and patronages.

The relationship in between Epstein, Prince Andrew, and Ghislaine Maxwell, has actually been checked out in numerous movies. Late in 2015, Peacock launched Prince Andrew: Banished, and in 2020, Netflix launched Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, a docuseries that included Virginia Giuffrie, who declared Epstein required her to participate in sexual relations with Andrew.

Scoop’s Cast and Crew

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Anderson is best understood for her functions on The X-Files, The Fall, Sex Education, andThe Crown The Emmy Award- wining starlet most just recently starred inScott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eyes Sewell has actually starred in movies like Hamlet, The Illusionist, and The Father, and has actually appeared on series consisting of The Man in the High Castle andThe Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Hawes is best understood for her functions in a number of BBC screen productions of literature, consisting of Our Mutual Friend and Wives andDaughters Piper, a previous vocalist, has actually appeared on Doctor Who, Diary of a Call Girl, Penny Dreadful, and Collateral, to name a few. Philip Martin, the Emmy Award- winning director behind Prime Suspect and numerous episodes of The Crown, will direct the movie.

“I’m thrilled to be directing this film for Netflix and – together with an extraordinary cast – to be bringing Sam McAlister’s revelatory insider’s account to the screen. Uptempo, immersive and cinematic, I want to put the audience inside the breath-taking sequence of events that led to the interview with Prince Andrew – to tell a story about a search for answers, in a world of speculation and varying recollections. It’s a film about power, privilege and differing perspectives and how – whether in glittering palaces or hi-tech newsrooms – we judge what’s true,” Martin stated.

The Lighthouses’s Hilary Salmon and Radford Neville, and Voltage television’s Sanjay Singhal work as manufacturers. The movie begins shooting in London this month. According to Variety, Maitlis is apparently dealing with Blueprint Pictures on a screen adjustment of the interview.