The trailer for Netflix’s long-awaited film Scoop, which dramatizes the infamous Newsnight interview between Prince Andrew and Emily Maitlis, has finally been released on This Morning.
The Netflix drama details the story behind the interview with the disgraced Duke of York, played by Rufus Sewell, 56.
It also features a nearly unrecognizable Billie Piper in a blonde wig and high heels.
The actress plays Sam McAlister, the Newsnight producer who secured Prince Andrew’s famous 2019 interview with Emily Maitlis, played by Gillian Anderson, 55.
Based on the book Scoops by Sam McAlister, the film (according to the trailer) captures the tension behind hiring the royals for the interview, as well as the tension between the cast during the interview.
The film (pictured) will be released in the spring. Netflix has finally made the trailer and has also shared some images of the film
The real-life interview between Emily Maitlis and Prince Andrew that has been described as a ‘car accident’
The film will hit Netflix screens in the spring and explores a behind-the-scenes look at how the interview was secured and how the events surrounding it unfolded, framed as a tribute to the work of the four women responsible.
It is based on Scoops by Sam McAlister, who is also known as ‘Booker extraordinaire’ on Newsnight, having successfully negotiated and secured the interview in which the Duke was questioned about his friendship with deceased sex offender Jeffery Epstein.
Maitlis addressed Virginia Giuffre’s claims that she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times when she was 17 under Epstein’s orders.
The prince strongly denied the claims throughout the interview.
Scoop stars Gillian Anderson (pictured) as Emily Maitlis, and the creative department and her acting produce a stunning performance.
A photo released by the streaming giant shows how similar the makeup department managed to make the actor look like the journalist.
The argument, in which Andrew made a series of claims, including insisting that he could not have been with Ms Giuffre at the time of the alleged encounter because he was dining at a Pizza Express in Woking, and that a medical condition prevented him from allowed sweat – has since gained notoriety and is widely acknowledged to have embarrassed royalty.
The interview was described as a “car accident” and on 20 November 2019, a statement from Buckingham Palace said Prince Andrew was suspended from public duties “for the foreseeable future”.
In May 2020, it was announced that the prince would permanently leave public duties.
In January 2022, Giuffre was given the green light to sue Andrew for unspecified damages in New York civil court.
Bille Piper (pictured) is barely recognizable as Sam McAlister, the producer who hired Prince Andrew for the interview.
Despite vowing to fight the accusations and repeatedly protesting his innocence, the prince agreed to pay a huge sum to settle the case before it reached a jury. interview, then the film.
Sam McAllister appeared on This Morning today when Netflix screened his trailer for the first time, to talk about his experience working on both the interview and the film.
She described how difficult it was to get the interview, saying: “I was a complete loser when it came to booking content because, let’s face it, who in their right mind would want to continue unless you’re a minister or you’re selling a book or a movie.
‘Why would you go and take that risk, right?
‘So my job was basically to persuade people to act against their interests. So I spent my time trying to get them to do something they probably shouldn’t have done.
The film portrays Sam McAllister (played by Billie Piper) going to Buckingham Palace to discuss the interview with his secretary.
The trailer images show how intense parts of the movies are, reflecting how Sam described his experience.
Sex Education star Gillian Anderson and The Holiday’s Rufus Sewell play respected host and disgraced royal Prince Andrew.
Speaking about how he felt about landing the interview, he revealed: “I had been dealing with a palace for a year. And I think what I love about this movie… is that I’m an ordinary woman who ended up in an extraordinary situation. And of course, everyone has seen that interview. But this is the 95 per cent before that.’
She continued: “So it all started a year before, and it was only on Monday, so we are now 13 months into Monday when I met Prince Andrew face to face with Emily and Stuart with their daughter sitting next to them at Palace of Buckingham… It was only then the day I thought this could really happen.
And on Tuesday morning they said yes. And I honestly dropped my phone. I couldn’t believe they said yes.’
Describing the biggest curveball of the day, Sam told This Morning it was when Prince Andrew was escorted to the interview with his daughter Princess Beatrice.
‘Can you imagine you’ve gone to talk to a Prince and you’re at Buckingham Palace… and you’re talking about difficult topics and then he brings his daughter?’ Did she say she?
‘I mean, it was the curveball of curveballs. “I’m not easily fazed, but I have to admit that it threw even me like a curveball,” she added.
Netflix describes the production as portraying: “The inside track of the women who broke into the Buckingham Palace establishment to secure the scoop of the decade that led to the catastrophic fall from grace of the Queen’s ‘favourite son’.”
“From overcoming Palace vetoes to reaching Prince Andrew’s inner circle, the high-stakes negotiations and the intensity of the rehearsal, to the jaw-dropping interview.”
Sam McAlister hired the Prince for the interview and was the author of Scoops, the book on which the interview is based.
‘SCOOP is the inside account of the inner workings of the Palace and the BBC, twin bastions of the British establishment, highlighting the journalists whose tenacity and guts penetrated the highest ceilings, and entered the inner sanctum and calculations of a man with everything. lose.’
Sam McAlister says: “It’s beyond my wildest dreams, especially as a first-time writer, to end up working with this extraordinary cast, Netflix and the incredible teams at The Lighthouse and Voltage.” “Seeing Billie Piper, one of my favorite actresses, play ‘me’ will be a moving moment for me and I’m really excited to be involved in this film.”
Describing the film, director Philip Martin revealed: “I’m delighted to be directing this film for Netflix and, along with an extraordinary cast, to bring Sam McAlister’s eye-opening tale to the screen.
“Fast-paced, immersive and cinematic, I want to place the audience within the impressive sequence of events that led to the interview with Prince Andrew, to tell a story about a search for answers, in a world of speculation and varied memories.
“It’s a film about power, privilege and different perspectives and how, whether in glittering palaces or high-tech newsrooms, we judge what is true.”