The 9th of June sees the UK cinema release of My Cousin Rachel, the latest film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel. Rachel Weisz leads the film as the titular relative, a leading role that complements her sterling work in Mick Jackson’s Denial, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster among others.
She and Sam Claflin are perhaps the biggest names in the film, which is directed by Roger Michell whose previous films include Notting Hill, Morning Glory and Hyde Park on Hudson.
Scott Davis was our man asking the questions, and talked to Weisz about taking on the mercurial namesake role.
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.