Morgan Creek Entertainment is working on a small screen adaptation of David Cronenberg’s 1988 cult horror film Dead Ringers—and Rachel Weisz (Constantine, The Mummy) has signed on to star.
The series, which was recently given a straight-to-series order by Amazon, was written by Alice Birch (Succession) and will explore themes like women’s health and the issues it faces. In it, Weisz will play the Mantle twins, identical and brilliant OB-gyn’s on a mission to change the way women birth, starting with Manhattan. The twins share everything: drugs, lovers… even an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes—including pushing the boundaries of medical ethics—to bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.
The project comes to us from Weisz, Birch, Annapurna Television, and Morgan Creek. In addition to starring, Weisz will executive produce.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)