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Dead Ringers’ Rachel Weisz Is Double Trouble as Twin Obstetricians

Dead Ringers’ Rachel Weisz Is Double Trouble as Twin Obstetricians

<p><em>Dead Ringers</em>’ Rachel Weisz Is Double Trouble as Twin Obstetricians</p>

Rachel Weisz wowed lesbians with sapphic roles in Disobedience and The Favourite. Now the first teaser is out for her turn as twin doctors in the Amazon Studios series Dead Ringers.

Rachel Weisz, the Oscar-winning star who turned in a pair of acclaimed queer performances in Disobedience (2017) and The Favourite (2018), plays double trouble as twin obstetricians in Amazon Studios’ Dead Ringers. And the first teaser, set to the tune of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” depicts twins Elliot and Beverly Mantle bloodied and ready for battle in the name of changing health care for people who can become pregnant.

“Radicalism always begins with something small,” one of the twins says in a voice-over in the teaser.

The official synopsis for the timely series from British playwright Alice Birch (Normal People, Lady Macbeth) describes the Mantle sisters as “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.”

The series is an update of the novel by Christopher Golden and the 1988 psychosexual body horror film of the same name from director David Cronenberg that starred Jeremy Irons as twin gynecologists and Geneviève Bujold as their lover.

Dead Ringers, the series, costars nonbinary Hacks star Poppy Liu as well as Britne Oldford (The Umbrella Academy, American Horror Story: Asylum), Michael Chernus (Severance, Orange Is the New Black), Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty, Saint Maud), and Emily Meade (The Deuce, The Leftovers).

The powerhouse directing team for the series includes Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Nest, The Iron Claw), who directed the first two episodes and co-directed the last episode of the series. Jennifer’s Body helmer Karyn Kusama, Karena Evans (P-Valley, Snowfall), and Lauren Wolkstein (A Friend of the Family, Y: The Last Man) also direct.

The series premieres April 21.

Watch the teaser trailer below.

Dead Ringers - Teaser | Prime VideoA modern take on David Cronenberg's 1988 thriller starring Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers stars Rachel Weisz playing the ...

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