A Hollywood heartthrob has undergone a startling transformation to portray Prince Andrew in an upcoming Netflix film about his controversial Newsnight interview. The film, titled Scoop, will delve into the behind-the-scenes account of the interview that rocked the nation.
Gillian Anderson and Billie Piper, known for their acclaimed performances, will lead the cast of Scoop. Anderson will portray journalist Emily Maitlis, who conducted the interview with Prince Andrew, while Piper will play Sam McAllister, the person responsible for securing the bombshell interview. Rufus Sewell, known for his roles in The Holiday and A Knight's Tale, will bring Prince Andrew to life on screen.
A Dramatic Transformation
Sewell has undergone a remarkable transformation for the role, completely changing his appearance. He has traded his usual dark salt and pepper curls for a short, grey haircut, mirroring the disgraced Royal's distinctive look.
An Insider's Account
Scoop is based on the memoir of Sam McAllister, titled Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC's Most Shocking Interviews. The film will provide an inside look at the women who broke through the Buckingham Palace establishment to secure the decade's most significant scoop, ultimately leading to Prince Andrew's fall from grace.
A Story of Power and Privilege
Directed by BAFTA winner Philip Martin, Scoop aims to immerse the audience in the breathtaking sequence of events that led to the interview with Prince Andrew. The film explores themes of power, privilege, and differing perspectives, highlighting the search for answers in a world of speculation and conflicting accounts.
"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," said Sam McAllister.
Scoop promises to be a compelling and thought-provoking film that sheds light on the inner workings of the Palace and the BBC, two pillars of the British Establishment, while showcasing the tenacity and courage of the journalists who dared to break through the highest of ceilings.