The Talented Mr. Ripley, famously adapted from a novel to the 1999 film starring Matt Damon and Jude Law, is now making its way to the small screen with the help of Luther creator Neil Cross.

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The story, which follows dapper psychopath Ripley, is set in 1950s Italy. While the movie never went further than an initial feature, the book on which it is based went on to become a longer franchise featuring titles including Ripley Under Ground in 1970, Ripley's Game in 1974, The Boy Who Followed Ripley in 1980 and Ripley Under Water in 1991. At the moment, no network is attached to the project, but given the strength of the title and its writer, that's likely to change soon.

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