Announced last year, Amazon is creating a gender-swapped series adaptation of David Cronenberg’s 1988 film Dead Ringers with Rachel Weisz (The Mummy) playing dual lead roles. Casting continues on the series, with Variety reporting that Michael Chernus (Werewolves Within) is the latest addition.
In Dead Ringers, Weisz will play Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes—including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront. Chernus will play Tom, a brilliant scientist working with Elliot on a groundbreaking new project.
Alice Birch is writing the series for Amazon. Weisz will executive produce.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)