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I remember watching the original, which starred Jeremy Irons in this trailer.
The original movie was decent (Although I am NOT a fan of Body Horror, which is director David Cronenberg’s trademark,) it is a movie and not a series, so I don’t know if I am excited about this remake, but at least this remake has a Sapphic tone. I have discover who the Mantel sisters will be vying for:
Actor Britne Oldford plays the Mantel sisters object of desire.
In the six-episode show, which was written by The Wonder scribe Alice Birch, Weisz plays Beverly and Elliot Mantle, identical twin sisters (one of whom happens to be lesbian) with two very different personalities, who work at a successful OB/GYN clinic together. In the original 1989 thriller, tensions between the co-dependent siblings-turned-colleagues (portrayed by Jeremy Irons) rise when meek Beverly falls hard for one of their patients.
After she discovers that both of them have masquerading as the same person to spend time with her, their relationship starts to disintegrate, pushing each of them to their own kind of madness.
Judging by the vibe of the stills, it seems safe to assume that the adaptation will follow the same story.
Britne Oldford, Kevin Anton (Gotham), Michael Chernus (Severance), Jeremy Shamos (Better Call Saul), Emily Meade (Boardwalk Empire), Poppy Liu (Hacks), and Jennifer Ehle round out the supporting cast.
Seemore Birch executive produces alongside Weisz, Megan Ellison, Stacy O’Neil, James G. Robinson, Sue Naegle, Ali Krug, Barbara Wall, David Robinson, Erica Kay, Anne Carey, and Sean Durkin, whose best known works include Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Nest. Durkin is also geared up to direct a few episodes, while Karyn Kusama, Lauren Wolkstein, and Karena Evans helm the rest.Watch DEAD RINGERS (2023) Limited Series
Source: Rachel Weisz plays twin sisters in bloody first look at Prime Video’s Dead Ringers series | GamesRadar+