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Rachel Weisz will portray not one but two corrupt doctors in a new interpretation of a 1980s medical thriller, «Dead Ringers.» Weisz will star as identical twin physicians in an adaptation of David Cronenberg’s movie of the same name, and on Feb. 28, Prime Video released the first teaser, which makes it clear the series promises to be as bloody and disturbing as the original.
The first «Dead Ringers,» which came out in 1988, starred Jeremy Irons as identical twin gynecologists who often seduce their patients. When one of the brothers falls in love with a patient, though, it leads to a rift between the twins that ultimately has deadly consequences. The story was loosely inspired by the true story of Stewart and Cyril Marcus, two identical twin gynecologists who lost their licenses and were later found dead of barbiturate overdoses in one of their Manhattan apartments. While it’s not entirely clear exactly how closely the new series will follow the source material, it seems likely that Weisz’s twin doctors will follow in the macabre footsteps of their inspirations.
The series was created, written, and executive produced by Alice Birch, known for «Normal People» and «Succession,» and will be produced by Amazon Studios and Annapurna Television. «This series is a thrilling tale about ambition, self-interest, and the manipulation of power,» said Annapurna Television’s Chief Content Officer Sue Naegle, per a press release. «Rachel’s unequivocal depth as an actor make her the perfect person to bring the new Mantle twins to life in Alice’s fresh take on the original, which will no doubt be even more twisted.»
Ahead, learn more about the new «Dead Ringers.»
«Dead Ringers» Cast
Weisz stars as twin doctors Elliot and Beverly Mantle. Additional cast members include Britne Oldford, Poppy Liu, Michael Chernus, Jennifer Ehle, and Emily Meade.
«Dead Ringers» Plot
The series follows the Mantle sisters, two doctors «who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes — including pushing the boundaries of medical ethics — in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s health care to the forefront,» according to the show’s official synopsis.
«Dead Ringers» Release Date
All six episodes of «Dead Ringers» will premiere on Prime Video on April 21.
«Dead Ringers» Poster
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«Dead Ringers» Trailer