Rachel Weisz does double duty as star and executive producer of upcoming Prime Video thriller ‘Dead Ringers’

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Rachel Weisz stars in and executive produces the upcoming limited series “Dead Ringers.” [Prime Video photo]

Oscar-winning actor Rachel Weisz does double duty in more ways than one in the upcoming psychosexual thriller “Dead Ringers,” premiering exclusively on Prime Video on April 21.

A modern take on David Cronenberg’s 1988 classic film, “Dead Ringers” is a limited series starring Weisz, who plays the double-lead role of Elliot and Beverly 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 health care to the forefront.

Weisz (“The Constant Gardener,” “The Favourite”) also serves as an executive producer for the limited series, which is created, written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated writer and playwright Alice Birch (“Normal People,” “Succession,” “The Wonder”), according to a news release.

Rachel Weisz stars in and executive produces the upcoming limited series “Dead Ringers.” [Courtesy]

The series’ ensemble cast includes Britne Oldford (“The Umbrella Academy,” “American Horror Story: Asylum”) as Genevieve, Poppy Liu (“Hacks,” “Better Call Saul”) as Greta, Michael Chernus (“Severance,” “Orange Is the New Black”) as Tom, Jennifer Ehle (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Saint Maud”) as Rebecca and Emily Meade (“The Deuce,” “The Leftovers”) as Susan.

Filmmaker Sean Durkin (“Martha Marcy May Marlene,” “The Nest,” “The Iron Claw”) directed the first two episodes and co-directed the last episode of the series. Durkin also serves as an executive producer.

The directing team also includes Karyn Kusama (“Jennifer’s Body,” “Girlfight”), Karena Evans (“P-Valley,” “Snowfall”) and Lauren Wolkstein (“A Friend of the Family,” “Y: The Last Man”).

“Dead Ringers” is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Annapurna Television.

Birch, who is the series showrunner, serves as an executive producer alongside Weisz for Astral Projection, Stacy O’Neil, Sue Naegle, and Sean Durkin. Ali Krug is the executive producer for Annapurna Television. Erica Kay, Anne Carey, and Polly Stokes also serve as executive producers. James G. Robinson, David Robinson, and Barbara Wall executive produced for Morgan Creek.

All six episodes of “Dead Ringers” will premiere April 21 exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.



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