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Josh Jackson to star in TV reboot of Michael Douglas movie classic

Paramount+ “reimagining” the 1987 psychosexual thriller

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It’s unlikely he’ll be back for “The Mighty Ducks : Game Changers” now that former “Mighty Ducks” movie comrade – and real-life friend – Emilio Estevez has departed the series, never the less we will be seeing a lot more of Josh Jackson on TV in 2022.

The former “Dawson’s Creek” star is joining Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”) in Paramount+’s small-screen reboot of “Fatal Attraction”.

The actor, currently starring in Peacock series “Dr. Death”, will star as Dan Gallagher, the object of his lover’s (Caplan) obsession after a brief affair. A deep-dive reimagining of the classic psychosexual thriller and ’80s cultural touchstone, the new series will explore fatal attraction and the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders and coercive control. Michael Douglas played the role in the 1987 film.

“Joshua is an incredible talent who creates beautifully complicated characters on both the screen and stage,” said Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount+ Original Scripted Series. “He and Lizzy are perfectly matched to tell a nuanced and modern narrative about the complexities of the human psyche. We’re thrilled to partner with them to bring this provocative and captivating story to a new generation.”

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