New Netflix thriller Reptile has released a trailer which features Benicio Del Toro as the lead detective on the hunt for the person responsible for the brutal murder of a young real estate agent. The victims boyfriend, played by Justin Timberlake falls under suspicion.
Also starring is Alicia Silverstone who plays Del Toro’s wife, she helps him with the case. The film is also the first feature film directed by Grant Singer, who has previously directed music video and documentaries.
In an interview with Netflix, Del Toro and Timberlake described their feelings when they read the script and how they wanted to become involved.
“I liked the unpredictability,” Del Toro said of the film’s narrative. “There were a couple of what I like to call ‘Oh, shit’ moments that also compelled me to get involved.”
“I wanted to get to the end as quickly as possible, just like a good book or suspenseful novel,” Timberlake said. “I liked the idea of playing a character that has to constantly react to the unpredictability of what’s thrown in his direction.”
Netflix’s official synopsis reads, Following the brutal murder of a young real estate agent, a hardened detective attempts to uncover the truth in a case where nothing is as it seems. By doing so, he dismantles the illusions in his own life.
Watch the trailer for Reptile
Reptile will stream on Netflix starting October 6. It has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.