'Dead Ringers': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Amazon Prime horror remake
The film is a modern remake of the 1988 horror classic of the same name starring Jeremy Irons and marks Rachel Weisz's television debut
Amazon Studios and Annapurna Television are teaming up to co-produce Rachel Weisz's television debut in this remake of the 1988 horror classic, 'Dead Ringer.' Written by Alice Birch, who also serves as executive producer, the film is a modern update to the David Cronenberg thriller. Stay tuned to this page for news, release dates, plot details, casting announcements, and everything else you need to know about the film.
There is no release date yet set for 'Dead Ringer.'
According to the press release, "In a modern take on David Cronenberg’s thriller starring Jeremy Irons, the series will feature Weisz playing the double lead role of the 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."
The original film starred Jeremy Irons in the same roles of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twin gynecologists specializing in female fertility – a film that was, in turn, a highly fictionalized version of real-life doctors Stewart and Cyril Marcus, who died in mysterious circumstances.
Rachel Weisz makes her television debut as the Mantle twins. According to the press release, "Weisz, who starred in the Oscar-winning dramedy, 'The Favourite,' which earned her second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and won the BAFTA for Best Film Actress in a Supporting Role, incubated the idea, bringing the project to Annapurna. She next appears opposite Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming 'Black Widow,' her first Marvel film. Her acclaimed role in 'The Constant Gardener' earned her the Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards."
There is no trailer yet released for 'Dead Ringer.'
Amazon Prime made the announcement on 18 August 2020. “As one of today’s most accomplished and versatile actresses, Rachel Weisz will captivate the Amazon Prime Video global audience with her take on these two ruthless, twisted characters,” said Albert Cheng, COO, and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “This update to Dead Ringers explores the darker side of medicine, obsession, and the human condition, making it a compelling addition to our slate of Amazon Original series.”
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