Dakota Fanning and Andrew Scott turn heads in black attire at Netflix thriller series Ripley official screening in LA

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Dakota Fanning is starring opposite Andrew Scott in the new Netflix neo-noir psychological thriller limited series Ripley.

And on Friday the former child actor, 30, joined many of her fellow cast and crew for the ATAS Official Screening of Netflix’s Ripley at FYSEE at Sunset Las Palmas Studios in Los Angeles.

Fanning looked elegant in a stylish black dress with a plunging neckline and a small opening over her midriff that she matched with a pair of black heels.

Rounding out her overall look, Fanning wore her long, straight blonde hair down and kept jewelry to a minimum.

Scott stars in the title role of Tom Ripley, a down-at-the-heels con-man in the late 1950s in New York, who is hired by a wealthy man to convince his prodigal son to return home from Italy. 

Dakota Fanning and Andrew Scott turn heads in black attire at Netflix thriller series Ripley official screening in LA

Fanning plays the role of Marge Sherwood while Scott (pictured) plays the title role of Tom Ripley

Dakota Fanning, 30, joined her co-star Andrew Scott, 47, for the ATAS Official Screening of Netflix’s Ripley at FYSEE at Sunset Las Palmas Studios in Los Angeles

But Tom’s introduction to Dickie Greenleaf’s comfortable and leisurely life abroad turns out to be ‘the first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud and murder.’ 

The Irish actor, 47, looked handsome in black pinstripe slacks with a white-patterned dress shirt over a white tank top and black dress shoes.

Along with Scott and Fanning the cast also features Johnny Flynn, Eliot Sumner, Margherita Buy, Maurizio Lombardi, plus guests Kenneth Lonergan, Ann Cusack, Bokeem Woodbine, Vittorio Viviani, Louis Hofmann, Fisher Stevens and John Malkovich. 

The two lead actors would pose for photos side-by-side, and then be joined by Sumner, who  looked cool and stylish in a black pinstripe suit that he matched with a white t-shirt and black boots.

There’s also a group shot of Scott, Fanning and Sumner with David Gropman, Jeff Russo, Steven Zaillian and Robert Elswit.

Created, written and directed by Zaillian, the series is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 crime novel The Talented Mr. Ripley.

The eight-episode limited series is the first adaptation of Highsmith’s novel to a series.

‘Having eight hours to explore these characters that you think you know, whether through the book or through the [1999] film adaptation, I was like, “Oh, that’s going to be amazing,’ Fanning said of her role as Marge Sherwood to Netflixqueue

Fanning looked elegant in a stylish black dress with a plunging neckline and a small opening over her midriff that she matched with a pair of black heels

Fanning looked elegant in a stylish black dress with a plunging neckline and a small opening over her midriff that she matched with a pair of black heels 

Rounding out her overall look, Fanning wore her long, straight blonde hair down and kept jewelry to a minimum

Rounding out her overall look, Fanning wore her long, straight blonde hair down and kept jewelry to a minimum 

The two lead actors also were joined by co-star Eliot Sumner

The two lead actors also were joined by co-star Eliot Sumner

Created, written and directed by Zaillian, the series is based on Patricia Highsmith's 1955 crime novel The Talented Mr. Ripley

Created, written and directed by Zaillian, the series is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 crime novel The Talented Mr. Ripley

The leading lady and actor took part in a group photo that included David Gropman, Jeff Russo, Andrew Scott, Dakota Fanning, Eliot Sumner, Steven Zaillian and Robert Elswit

The leading lady and actor took part in a group photo that included David Gropman, Jeff Russo, Andrew Scott, Dakota Fanning, Eliot Sumner, Steven Zaillian and Robert Elswit

Fanning began her career as a child actor who had her breakthrough role in I Am Sam (2001)

Fanning began her career as a child actor who had her breakthrough role in I Am Sam (2001)

The stars also posed in a living room setting at the screening

The stars also posed in a living room setting at the screening

Fanning joined Scott and Eliot Sumner on the couch at the screening promo

Fanning joined Scott and Eliot Sumner on the couch at the screening promo

Initially, Ripley was supposed to air on Showtime but ended up premiering on Netflix on April 4

Initially, Ripley was supposed to air on Showtime but ended up premiering on Netflix on April 4

She added, I was such an admirer of Steve and of Andrew. So when I [was cast as] Marge, I was overcome with excitement. Just hearing Steve’s vision and how devoted he was to the story, you knew that you were going to be supported. He’s so detailed, you were always going to know exactly where you stood. And that’s what I like as an actor. 

Fanning’s breakthrough role of her young career came opposite of Sean Penn in I Am Sam (2001), which was shot back when she was just six-years-old.

Her Hollywood resume also includes Uptown Girls (2003), Man On Fire (2004), War Of The Worlds (2005), Charlotte’s Web (2006), The Secret Life Of Bees (2008), as well as the lead role in Coraline (2009).

Fanning has also starred in a number of other popular films such as The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Runaways (2009), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012), Ocean’s 8 (2018) and The Equalizer 3 (2023). 

Ripley was originally set to air on Showtime, but in February 2023 the show was moved to Netflix.

It premiered on April 4, and received critical praise for its writing, directing, production design, cinematography, score, and performances, particularly for Scott’s portrayal of Tom Ripley.

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