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Andrew Scott films scenes for upcoming crime series Ripley in Venice 


‘Hot Priest’ Andrew Scott sports 1960s dress in a suit and bowler hat while strolling through modern day Venice with co-star John Malkovich… as they film scenes for crime drama Ripley


Andrew Scott and his co-star John Malkovich were spotted filming scenes in 1960s dress for the upcoming drama series Ripley in Venice, Italy on Tuesday.

The ‘Hot Priest’ actor, 45, is taking on the lead role of Tom Ripley in the series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith.

Andrew cut a dapper figure for the shoot as he donned a grey blazer and matching trousers which he wore over a blue shirt.

Ripley! Andrew Scott and his co-star John Malkovich were spotted filming scenes in 1960s dress for the upcoming drama series Ripley in Venice, Italy on Tuesday

Character: American actor John, 68, who character is yet to be revealed, was spotted wearing a dark polo shirt and trousers with an overcoat

Ripley! Andrew Scott and his co-star John Malkovich were spotted filming scenes in 1960s dress for the upcoming drama series Ripley in Venice, Italy on Tuesday 

Despite looking typical of the 1960s era in which the drama is set, the surrounding area did not reflect the time period as a modern day Fendi store could be seen in the background of snaps. 

The Fleabag star wrapped up in a black coat while he also sported a matching hat for the outdoor shoot.

Andrew, who carried a face shield visor, was seen strolling with members of the crew between takes.

Elsewhere in the city, American actor John, 68, who character is yet to be revealed, was spotted wearing a dark polo shirt and trousers with an overcoat.

John, who has starred in a previous adaptation of the Ripley novels, also sported a bowler had and strolled along with a newspaper tucked under his arm.

Character: The 'Hot Priest' actor, 45, is taking on the lead role of Tom Ripley in the series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith

Character: The ‘Hot Priest’ actor, 45, is taking on the lead role of Tom Ripley in the series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith

Dapper: John, who has starred in a previous adaptation of the Ripley novels, also sported a bowler had and strolled along with a newspaper tucked under his arm

Dapper: John, who has starred in a previous adaptation of the Ripley novels, also sported a bowler had and strolled along with a newspaper tucked under his arm

John played Andrew’s character Tom Ripley in the 2002 film Ripley’s Game, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s third novel of the same name.

The franchise follows the murderous adventures of the anti-hero and John starred opposite Dougray Scott and Ray Winstone.

Andrew is reknowned for playing the Hot Priest in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag and the villainous Moriarty in BBC series Sherlock.

In the new series, set in the 1960s, Ripley is hired by a wealthy New Yorker to travel to Italy to convince his wayward son Dickie to return home.

But along the way, Ripley starts to weave a complex web of deceit with murderous consequences.

Former project: John played Andrew's character Tom Ripley in the 2002 film Ripley's Game, adapted from Patricia Highsmith's third novel of the same name

Former project: John played Andrew’s character Tom Ripley in the 2002 film Ripley’s Game, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s third novel of the same name

Plot: The franchise follows the murderous adventures of the anti-hero and John starred opposite Dougray Scott and Ray Winstone

New: In the new series, set in the 1960s, Ripley is hired by a wealthy New Yorker to travel to Italy to convince his wayward son Dickie to return home

Plot: The franchise follows the murderous adventures of the anti-hero and John starred opposite Dougray Scott and Ray Winstone

The drama is being adapted from Highsmith’s novels by Schindler’s List scribe Steve Zaillan.

Joining Andrew on the show is Dakota Fanning who will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley’s motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf. 

In the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the late Anthony Minghella, starred Matt Damon as Tom Ripley with Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge and Jude Law as Dickie.

Cast: Joining Andrew on the show is Dakota Fanning who will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley's motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf

Cast: Joining Andrew on the show is Dakota Fanning who will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley’s motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf 

The news of Dakota’s casting comes on the heels of her joining Showtime’s anthology series The First Lady.

She’s set to play the daughter of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford in the show.

The former child actress is best known for I Am Sam, Man On Fire, War Of The Worlds and The Twilight Saga.

Film incarnation: Matt Damon played Tom Ripley on the big screen in a 1999 movie directed by the late Anthony Minghella

Film incarnation: Matt Damon played Tom Ripley on the big screen in a 1999 movie directed by the late Anthony Minghella

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