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"Scoop" comes to Netflix in April

Gillian Anderson portrays Emily Maitlis, the journalist conducting the interview with Prince Andrew in this upcoming Netflix movie.

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Updated: March 21, 2024

Release date: April 5

Get ready to dive into the captivating world of investigative journalism with "Scoop", the upcoming Netflix movie set to unravel the explosive events surrounding Prince Andrew's 2019 BBC Newsnight interview.

"Scoop" offers an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at one of the most significant moments in recent journalistic history: Prince Andrew's explosive 2019 BBC Newsnight interview (Youtube link) about his connection to Jeffrey Epstein.

Directed by Philip Martin, the film centers on Sam McAlister (portrayed by Billie Piper), the interview booker for the show, who secures the elusive interview. Gillian Anderson embodies journalist Emily Maitlis, while Rufus Sewell takes on the role of Prince Andrew. Adapted from McAlister's insider account, the movie delves into the efforts of the women who worked tirelessly to bring the story to light, navigating palace vetoes and tense negotiations.

With a focus on the inner workings of broadcast news and the clash between Buckingham Palace and the BBC, "Scoop" promises to be a gripping exploration of power, privilege, and the pursuit of truth. Check out the trailer below.

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