Date: 27th March 2001

Malkovich To Star In Ripley Movie

JOHN MALKOVICH, RAY WINSTONE and LENA HEADEY are set to appear in the new $45 million (30 million) thriller RIPLEY'S GAME.

The movie will be directed by award-winning LILIANA CAVANI in Italy, and is based on PATRICIA HIGHSMITH's best-selling novels. Malkovich plays amoral killer TOM RIPLEY, with Headey as his companion in crime.

The adventure is based on the fourth book in the series. A movie source quoted on the ANANOVA website says, "The Ripley books are a unique addictive blend of extreme moral ambiguity with an uncanny atmosphere and an unrelenting sense of doom. "If all goes well this will be the start of a series of movies on Ripley, a kind of Man of the Millennium. HANNIBAL (2001) has proved how popular killers can be."


Source: WENN