Director Roger Michell’s previous films include Notting Hill, Morning Glory and Hyde Park on Hudson. His second directing job was ushering Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia onto an unexpecting TV audience, setting the tone for eliciting stirring performances from his actors.
His latest film, his own adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel My Cousin Rachel, is a dark tale of romance and revenge, with fine leading turns by Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. The film also stars Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger (Their Finest Hours), and you can see all of our interviews with the cast here.
Scott Davis sat down with the director to talk about how the project came to be, and working with the cast on this film.
This contains MILD SPOILERS.
Here’s the film official synopsis:
A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
My Cousin Rachel is released on June 9th.