Joshua Jackson has signed on to play one of the lead roles in the series based on the Paramount Plus movie “The Killing Attraction.” Jackson will star alongside the previously announced Lizzy Caplan. The series will explore timeless themes such as modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders, and marriage and infidelity through the lens of compulsive checking. The series will mostly be adapted from the movie version.
Caplan will play Alex, who becomes obsessed with his girlfriend Dan (Jackson) after a brief relationship. Glenn Close portrayed Alex in the movie version, earning him an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination in the process. Michael Douglas played Dan. “Joshua is an incredible talent, creating beautifully complex characters on and off-screen,” said Nicole Clemens, Head of Original Screenplay at Paramount Plus. He and Lizzy are a perfect match for a nuanced and modern narrative about the complexities of the human psyche. “We’re excited to partner with them to bring this provocative and captivating story to the next generation.”
Jackson’s latest Peacock drama series “Dr. In Death, Dr. He played Christopher Duntsch. Other recent television appearances include critically acclaimed programs such as “The Affair”, “Little Fires Everywhere” and “When They See Us.” He is also known for his time in shows like “Fringe” and “Dawson’s Creek”.
Alexandra Cunningham serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer on the series. Kevin J. Hynes created the story as a partner with Cunningham and will also serve as executive producer. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are executive producers for Amblin Television. Paramount Television Studios will produce. The film was released in 1987 and grossed over $320 million worldwide. In addition to Close’s nominations, the film received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations in the categories of the best picture, best-supporting actress, and best director.