Rachel Weisz is set to star and produce a film adaptation of the Naomi Alderman novel “Disobedience” for Element Films, Braven Films and Film 4.
The story follows young woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after learning about the death of her estranged father. She causes an upheaval in the quiet community when she rekindles a repressed love with her best friend – a woman now married to her cousin.
Sebastian Lelio directs the film based on a script he co-wrote with Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Weisz, Frida Torresblanco and Ed Guiney will produce.