Rachel Weisz directs adaptation of Amazon’s Dead Ringers series


Rachel Weisz will be the executive producer and star of an adaptation series of David Cronenberg1988 movie Dead ringtones for Amazon, which means we’ll soon be honored with twin sister Rachel Weiszes. Amazon Studios and Annapurna Television will produce the show, marking the first time Oscar-winning Weisz has appeared on a series regularly. Alice Birch (Normal people) will screenplay the series and also serve as executive producer.

In a press release, Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Director of Television at Amazon Studios said, “This update from Dead ringtones explores the dark side of medicine, obsession, and the human condition, making it a compelling addition to our list of Amazon Original series. “


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“This series is a compelling story about ambition, self-interest and the manipulation of power. Rachel’s unequivocal depth as an actor makes her the perfect person to bring the new Mantle twins to life in the new version of Alice over the original, which will undoubtedly be even more twisted. Annapurna content director said, Sue Naegle.

“I’m so lucky to have such brilliant partners in Annapurna and Amazon Studios, and I’m delighted to collaborate with the talented Alice Birch. I can’t wait to take this trip with them all, ”Weisz said.

The original Croneberg film starred Jeremy Irons as twin gynecologists who engage in a model of seducing their patients and passing them off without women ever knowing that the brothers are posing as each other. Complications arise when they become emotionally attached to one of their patients, which creates a rift between them with catastrophic results. It’s unclear how well the Amazon series will stick to the film’s plot, but the confidence with which they seem to think they can be “even more twisted” than David Cronenberg has definitely caught my eye. (That, and the double-Rachel Weiszes promise.) For more on Amazon, check out the latest casting news for Season 3 of The boys.


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