The first trailer for Netflix‘s upcoming film Reptile has been released, which stars Justin Timberlake, Benicio del Toro and Alicia Silverstone. The film sees Grant Singer, a prominent music video director, in his feature film debut.
Following Detective Nichols (played by del Toro), Reptile chronicles his investigation into the mysterious and violent murder of a young real estate agent, which leads him down a murky path and causes tension between him and his wife (played by Silverstone).
Timberlake features as the boyfriend of the recently deceased, one of an ensemble cast of townsfolk who appear to obscure the investigation and make Nichols’ job all the more difficult.
The cast includes Michael Pitt, Frances Fisher, Domenick Lombardozzi, Eric Bogosian and Ato Essandoh. Singer co-wrote the screenplay along with del Toro and Benjamin Brewer, who was known for leading visual effects on the Oscar-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Speaking about his directorial debut, Singer said, “I think the movie will be exciting to people who like to watch something where you don’t know where it’s leading you, where a film is going to have twists and turns and deceive you.”
The director explained how he was influenced by the works of Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick. “People who like things that are intense and visceral and suspenseful, I think they’ll find something exciting in this,” the director continued.
“I didn’t want to make something that felt cold and clinical and sterile. I wanted to make something that felt alive and warm and relatable and human.” Reptile will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival on September 7th before being released on Netflix on October 6th. Watch the trailer below.