Rachel Weisz, recently seen with Michael Caine in Youth, has signed onto another Fox Searchlight Pictures feature with My Cousin Rachel.
Directed by Notting Hill filmmaker Roger Michell, My Cousin Rachel starts principal photography April 4 and will shoot in England and Italy through July.
Based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel, the story (Sam Claflin) centers on a young Englishman who plots to murder his cousin (Weisz) only to fall under her spell. The picture also stars Holliday Grainger (Cinderella) and Iain Glen (Game of Thrones).
“So many really great films have grown out of the works of Daphne Du Maurier: Don’t Look Now, The Birds, Rebecca . . . and her’s another of her classics which is at once detailed, dark, sexy, cinematic and full of surprises. I look forward to bringing this thrilling story to the screen with such a brilliant cast,” said Michell.
Weisz, an Oscar winner for her work in The Constant Gardener, has also starred in The Mummy, Dream House, and The Fountain.