The film is a tribute to the tenacity and bravery of journalists, showing how far they're willing to go to get a major scoop. It tells the story of how the BBC obtained the bombshell interview with Prince Andrew about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The film stars Gillian Anderson, Keeley Hawes, Billie Piper and Rufus Sewell.
Inspired by real events, Netflix's new film Scoop is a thrilling inside account of the tenacious journalism that landed an earth shattering interview – Prince Andrew's (played by Rufus Sewell) infamous BBC Newsnight appearance in 2019.
From the tension of BBC producer Sam McAlister's (played by Billie Piper) high stakes negotiations with Buckingham Palace, all the way up to Emily Maitlis’ (played by Gillian Anderson) jaw dropping, forensic showdown with the Prince, Scoop takes us inside the story, with the many women who would stop at nothing to get it.
The screenplay is written by Peter Moffatt and Geoff Bussetil. The film is slated for April 5th, 2024 release.