Weisz To Play A Famed Doctor In Disguise

Rachel Weisz is set to topline a biopic about 19th century surgeon Dr. James Barry at Maven Pictures. Barry was a woman who famously pretended to be a man in order to follow her dream of practicing medicine.

She was no shy wallflower though – not only working tirelessly in numerous postings but was also a flamboyant bon vivant who spent plenty of time with leading figures of the age from Mark Twain to Charles Dickens.

Nick Yarborough will pen the screenplay, adapting author Rachel Holmesā€˜ nonfiction novel “Scanty Particulars”. Weisz, Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler are set to produce.

Source: Deadline