Benicio Del Toro is a great actor, one of our best. But the roles he takes are infrequent, and any chance to see him in a lead is too good to pass up. Thankfully, we can check him out soon in Reptile, a twisty detective yarn music video director Grant Singer in his feature debut.
Del Toro plays a troubled detective attempting to unravel a grisly murder, that he soon learns has connections to his own life. Singer recently told EW that his film will appeal to those “who like things that are intense and visceral and suspenseful, I think they’ll find something exciting in this.”
Joining Del Toro in the cast are Justin Timberlake, Eric Bogosian, Alicia Silverstone, Domenick Lombardozzi, Frances Fisher, Ato Essandoh, Michael Pitt, Karl Glusman, and Matilda Lutz.
This is Del Toro’s first feature film role since Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. The film reunites Del Toro with Silverstone, giving us the Excess Baggage reunion we’ve all been clamoring for.
Reptile hits Netflix on October 6th.
Here’s the synopsis: “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, and by doing so dismantles the illusions in his own life.”