First Look at ‘Reptile’: Benicio del Toro Takes on Gritty Murder Mystery
Unveiling a sneak peek into Netflix’s upcoming neo-noir thriller ‘Reptile,’ the initial images showcase the film’s star-studded cast including Benicio del Toro, Alicia Silverstone, and Justin Timberlake. Scheduled to make its debut on October 6th, the movie is set to deliver a suspenseful narrative under the direction of music video director Grant Singer, marking his first feature venture.
At the heart of the story lies a detective portrayed by del Toro, who is summoned to delve into the brutal killing of a young real estate agent. As his investigation unfolds, he encounters unexpected revelations that put his marriage with Silverstone’s character at risk. The visuals provided in the released images capture the film’s atmospheric ambiance, reminiscent of David Fincher’s signature style. Amidst this shadowy setting, del Toro’s character navigates through a labyrinth of puzzling personalities, in a case where appearances are deceiving.
Interestingly, the film marks a reunion for Silverstone and del Toro, who previously shared the screen in the 1997 romantic comedy ‘Excess Baggage.’ However, despite their notable roles in ‘Clueless’ and ‘The Usual Suspects,’ the earlier film failed to resonate with both audiences and critics. The longstanding connection between the two actors adds depth to their on-screen dynamic, something that director Singer finds electric.
Joining the cast alongside del Toro, Silverstone, and Timberlake are prominent names like Michael Pitt, Ato Essandoh, Domenick Lombardozzi, Mike Pniewski, Frances Fisher, Eric Bogosian, and Sky Ferreira. Co-written by Singer and Benjamin Brewer, the film not only showcases Singer’s directorial abilities but also carries the executive production touch of Benicio del Toro.
Anticipation builds as ‘Reptile’ is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before its much-awaited release on Netflix this October 6th. For those eager for updates, FilmSweep promises to keep you in the loop.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Detective Investigation
What is the movie ‘Reptile’ about?
‘Reptile’ is a neo-noir thriller starring Benicio del Toro, Alicia Silverstone, and Justin Timberlake. It follows a detective investigating a brutal murder and discovering unexpected truths that challenge his marriage.
When will ‘Reptile’ be released?
The movie is set to premiere on October 6th.
Who is the director of ‘Reptile’?
The movie is directed by Grant Singer, making his feature debut after a career in music videos.
Is this the first time Benicio del Toro and Alicia Silverstone have worked together?
No, they previously starred in the 1997 romantic comedy ‘Excess Baggage.’
What is the inspiration behind the film’s atmosphere?
‘Reptile’ features a gloomy, David Fincher-inspired ambiance.
Who else is part of the cast?
The cast includes Michael Pitt, Ato Essandoh, Domenick Lombardozzi, Mike Pniewski, Frances Fisher, Eric Bogosian, and Sky Ferreira.
Will ‘Reptile’ premiere before its Netflix release?
Yes, the movie is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before being available on Netflix.
Who wrote the script for ‘Reptile’?
The script was co-written by Grant Singer and Benjamin Brewer.
What role does Benicio del Toro have in the film apart from acting?
Benicio del Toro is also serving as an executive producer for the movie.