Check Out the Bloody First-Look Photos From Rachel Weisz’s “Dead Ringers” Remake
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. Prime Video released the first teaser on Feb. 28 and shared another exclusive clip and first-look photos on March 14, and while the teaser and photos make it clear that the series promises to be as bloody and disturbing as the original, the clip shows that it will also explore the Mantle twins’ complicated relationship and fierce ambitions.
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.”