Rachel Weisz is in early talks to star in Roger Michell’s remake of “My Cousin Rachel” for Fox Searchlight.
Based on Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel, the story follows an orphan who plots his revenge against a beautiful woman he believes killed his guardian. Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton starred in the original 1952 noir classic.
Weisz is also in negotiations to join Tom Wilkinson in Mick Jackson’s drama “Denial”. The story follows a professor who finds himself in a legal battle with an outspoken Holocaust denier.
David Ayer penned the script and Gary Foster is producing. This would shoot first with ‘Rachel’ following immediately after.