'Fatal Attraction' TV Series Dead at Fox

Greatest Hits: "Fatal Attraction" (1987)
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Director Adrian Lyne resisted casting Glenn Close as the woman with whom Douglas has an affair; their onscreen energy unleased $157 million at the domestic box office.

The Fatal Attraction limited series is not moving forward — at least, not at Fox.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the reboot of the iconic feature film had trouble casting — Megan Fox and Jenna Dewan Tatum both are said to have passed — and there were issues with the title.

First put in development in July 2015, the show had a script penned by Mad Men alums Maria and Andre Jacquemetton, but insiders say it did not come out well. Paramount Television, whose film arm distributed the 1987 film starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, produced. The drama may be shopped elsewhere, though if it does move forward, sources say it would not be called Fatal Attraction. Should it have been picked up at Fox, sources say the title would have been changed to Obsession.

The project, which received a script commitment at the time, was being eyed as a short-order event series — but with the potential to continue for a second season. Stanley R. Jaffe and Anonymous Content's Rosalie Swedlin were on board as executive producers. Supervising producer and Fox president of entertainment David Madden also developed and supervised the movie — which scored six Oscar nominations — when he was an executive at Paramount's film studio.