Directed by Grant Singer, Reptile (2023) is a neo-noir thriller movie that follows the relentless pursuit of a hardened detective seeking justice for the cold-blooded murder of a young real estate agent in Scarborough, Maine.
As the investigation proceeds, the lines between right and wrong blur, and the detective is thrown into a labyrinth of deceit and corruption. The detective also learns that this world is colozied by most corrpted movies.
From the bustling streets of Atlanta to the desolate beauty of the Georgia countryside, each location plays a pivotal role in shaping the film’s narrative. Moreover, the film’s serious atmosphere is matching with its stunning visuals.
Where was Reptile movie 2023 filmed?
The 2023 movie ‘Reptile’ was filmed in the US state of Georgia during fall 2021. Filming of the movie began on Sep 13, 2021 and wrapped on Nov 15, 2021 as per IMDb. The Atlanta Journal Consitution or AJC reported that the camera shutters were opened on August 15, 2021.
The opening scenes of the Reptile movie are set in the bustling metropolis of Atlanta. The city’s towering skyscrapers and congested streets provided a perfect backdrop for the film’s noir-inspired aesthetic.
Some of the notable locations of Atlanta metropolitan area includes the Bigelow’s nightclub, the Peachtree Battle Alliance neighborhood, and the Westview Abbey Mausoleum.
Accuformance Motors is a real auto repair shop in Georgia that can be seen in one the shots while the Cabernet Steakhouse can be seen as one of the two restaurants shown in the film. This American diner is located at 5575 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta.
The Bigelow’s nightclub was used as the place where Tom Nicholas and Dan Cleary takes Renee for interrogation. Peachtree Battle Alliance neighborhood has been featured in the Netflix’s murder mystery film as house location while the Westview Abbey Mausoleum acted as a perfect backdrop for Elswick’s funeral.
Stone Mountain Park, Georgia
Will grady’s conference scene at the beginning was filmed at the Inn of Stone Mountain Park. The park’s granite cliffs and dense forests create an eerie atmosphere that perfectly matches with the Reptile’s suspenseful nature.
Oconee National Forest, Georgia
The film’s climax was done in the wilderness of the Oconee National Forest. The forest’s dense foliage and secluded trails provided the perfect setting for a thrilling showdown between the detective and his adversaries.
Some cast members were spotted around Manley Firm Law Offices located at 211 Roswell St, Marietta, GA 30060 during the shooting period. The law offices doubled as the Grady Real Estate company offices where the victim, Summer Elswick worked.
The Marietta diner was also used to film a number of scenes along with the other places of Marietta. It is a famous American diner located at 306 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta. The diner is popular among locals and is known for its classic dishes.
New England, United States
The cast and crew members also traveled to different parts of New England including the Scarborough, Maine, the main setting of the film, to capture some exterior shots in order to make the story more authentic.
Who’s in the cast of Reptile 2023?
- Benicio del Toro as Detective Tom Nichols: A hardened detective
- Justin Timberlake as Will Grady: The boyfriend of the murdered woman
- Alicia Silverstone as Judy Nichols: Detective Parsons’ wife
- Michael Pitt as Eli Phillips: A suspect in the murder.
- Eric Bogosian as Captain Robert Allen: Detective Parsons’ commanding officer
- Ato Essandoh as Dan Cleary: Detective Parsons’ partner
- Domenick Lombardozzi as Detective Wally: A friend of Detective Parsons.
- Matilda Lutz as Summer Elswick: The murdered woman.
What is the Reptile movie about?
The murder mystery film follows a hardened detective named Tom, who is determined to uncover the truth behind the murder of a young woman. In the thriller film, he is assigned to investigate the brutal muder of the woman in Scarborough. Tom begins to realize that the truth is far more complex than he could have ever imagined. The people he thought he could trust may not be who they seem, and the lines between good and evil are not always clear.
In the end, detective Tom must confront his own demons as he struggles to uncover the truth about Summer’s murder. The choice he make will have far-reaching consequences, not only for himself, but for everyone involved in the case.
The movie Reptile is now streaming on Netflix since its grand premiere on the network on Sep, 29 2023 inside the United States.