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Justin Timberlake and Benicio Del Toro to star together in Netflix's 'Reptile'

Starring Benicio Del Toro, Netflix’s upcoming film Reptile is set to be Grant Singer’s directorial debut. Since shooting is scheduled to wrap up by November 15, 2021, in Atlanta, the film will most likely release in 2022. Now, Justin Timberlake has joined the cast alongside Benicio Del Toro. 

Produced by Black Label Media Company, the film will supposedly be a “sophisticated, visceral psychological thriller” with a “bold” narrative that will be “truly haunting and suspenseful”. The film will surely “resonate with the audience long after the film ends”. 

The film will be based on Del Toro’s character, Nichols, a New England detective, and his unwavering search for truth that deconstructs various illusions and inhibitions that pervade his life. 

Del Toro, known for his exceptional work in The French Dispatch, No Sudden Move, Escape at Dannemora and more, will now, reportedly be joined by Justin Timberlake in the film. 

After Netflix gained rights to the film, Timberlake was cast in the film. Timberlake, a talented musician and actor, is known for his various roles in the film industry, especially in the fan favourite The Social Network that focused on mark Zuckerburg’s slow and steady ascent towards world domination with Facebook. 

Recently, Timberlake was seen in the AppleTV original Palmer where he played the role of a criminal who returns home after a decade to forge an unlikely friendship with a child from a troubled household. His performance and the underlying message of positivity and hope garnered positive reactions from fans. 

Stay tuned in here for more updates regarding the film. But while you wait, perhaps now is the time to revisit one of Del Toro’s strangest performances, starring opposite Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.