Connor Swindells, Romola Garai joins Netflix's Scoop
The film is based on Sam Mcalister's memoir, Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews
We had earlier reported that Gillian Anderson would play a prominent role in Netflix's upcoming film Scoop. The latest update about the film is that Connor Swindells, best known for Netflix's Sex Education and Romola Garai, widely known for the BBC series Emma, have joined the cast.
Written by Peter Moffat and Geoff Bussetil and directed by Philip Martin, Scoop is based on Sam Mcalister's memoir, Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews. The memoir shares the inside account of BBC Newsnight's bombshell 2019 interview with Prince Andrew about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
According to Deadline, Gillian Anderson will play the role of Emily Maitlis, the Newsnight presenter. Connor Swindells is roped in to play the photographer who snapped Prince Andrew walking in Central Park with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and Romola Garai is joined to play Esmre Wren, the editor of Newsnight. Scoop also stars Rufus Sewell as Prince Andrew.
Scoop is produced by Hilary Salmon and Radford Neville for The Lighthouse Film & Television, with Sanjay Singhal for Voltage TV.