Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper, Rufus Sewell Board Netflix’s Prince Andrew ‘Newsnight’ Interview Film ‘Scoop’

Rufus Sewell will play Prince Andrew in Netflix’s upcoming movie Scoop in the royal’s 2019 interview on BBC’s Newsnight with Emily Maitlis. Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper, and Keeley Hawes have also been announced as a part of the cast. The film is based on the ebook Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews by producer Sam McAlister who landed Prince Andrew’s interview. Peter Moffat is adapting the memoir for the fictitious drama.

Gillian Anderson will play interviewer Emily Maitlis, while Billie Piper will play Sam. Keeley Hawes plays Amanda Thirsk, Prince Andrew’s former personal secretary. Scoop is anticipated to begin filming later this month in London, England. Hugh Grant was formerly connected to the project for the function of Prince Andrew. The interview, which aired in November 2019, found the royal looking to explain his relationship with past due convicted intercourse wrongdoer Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in jail three months before.

Prince Andrew spoke approximately his affiliation with Jeffrey and expressed remorse about persevering with his friends after the financier admitted to soliciting underage sex in 2008. But the royal also said that he made connections via Jeffrey that have been “virtually very beneficial.” He also denied having family members with Virginia Giuffre, who claimed she was compelled to have intercourse with him at 17.

Since the one-hour interview, Prince Andrew has remained out of view from public lifestyles since May 2020; however, efforts to restore his reputation remain. Virginia filed a civil lawsuit over the alleged sexual assault in New York; the lawsuit was settled out of court in February 2022.

Philip Martin, who also directed episodes of Netflix’s The Crown, will direct Scoop. In an assertion, he stated, “Uptempo, immersive and cinematic, I want to position the audience within the breath-taking collection of activities that brought about the interview with Prince Andrew – to tell a tale about a search for answers, in a global of speculation and ranging recollections. It’s a movie approximately strength, privilege, and differing perspectives and the way – whether in glittering palaces or hello-tech newsrooms – we judge what’s proper.”

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