Rachel Weisz has joined the cast for an adaptation of David Cronenberg’s film ‘Dead Ringers’ at Amazon.
Weisz, who also serves as an executive producer on the series, originally pitched the idea for the adaptation at Annapurna Television. ‘Normal People’ scribe is attached to write and executive produce the series.
“I am so lucky to have such brilliant partners in Annapurna and Amazon Studios, and I’m thrilled to be collaborating with the exceptionally talented Alice Birch,” Weisz said. “I can’t wait to go on this journey with all of them.”
The 1998 original film starred Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynaecologists. The film followed Elliot (Jeremy Irons), a successful gynaecologist who works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly (also Irons). Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire (Geneviève Bujold), but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.
David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Norman Snider which was based on the lives of Stewart and Cyril Marcus and on the novel ‘Twins’ by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland.
Weisz was last seen in Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ as Lady Sarah. She will next be seen in Avenger’s spin-off movie ‘Black Widow’ with Scarlet Johannson and Florence Pugh.