Glenn Close Fighting For Fatal Attraction Remake From Her Character’s Point Of View

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February 11, 2019 | 3:10pm EST

Oscar favorite Glenn Close is spearheading a new campaign to remake 1980s thriller Fatal Attraction from her character, Alex Forrest’s, perspective.
The Wife star insists the timing is perfect to revisit the 1987 Adrian Lyne film, in which the actress’ character famously became obsessed with ruining the life of Michael Douglas’ cheating Dan Gallagher after he attempts to break off an affair.
“Fatal Attraction was a movie that touched a very, very raw nerve between the sexes,” Close tells Deadline. “We’ve gone back to Paramount to find out (how we can make a new movie), because they own the title. I think they’ve had some things in the works, but I do think it would be interesting to take the exact story basically, and do it from her (Forrest) point of view.
“I think she’d become a tragic figure, rather than perceived as an evil figure.”
Close’s crazed character, who in one scene cooks up the pet bunny of Douglas’ onscreen family, will appear as more of a victim in the star’s re-imagined movie.
“It’s so easy to make people, who probably have one mental disorder diagnosis, the antagonist, to make them the bad people,” Close adds. “And it just feeds into the stigma. But I do think it would be interesting. It would be very upsetting to do it from her point of view.”
Close is the red hot favorite to pick up her first Best Actress Oscar for her role as Joan Castleman in The Wife after winning the award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes.
If she wins the Oscar on 24 February, it will be her first overall – she is currently the most-nominated person in Academy history without a win, with seven nods to her name.

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