‘Reptile’ Trailer: Benicio Del Toro And Justin Timberlake Star In Netflix’s Detective Thriller This October

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.”

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.