The David Cronenberg horror classic Dead Ringers has been reimagined for television with Rachel Weisz starring as psycho twin surgeons Elliot and Beverly Mantle.
The original 1988 thriller starring Jeremy Irons left audiences squirming and gasping.
Fun fact: the story is based on the 1977 novel Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland. Cronenberg also drew from the lives of real-life twin OB/GYN Americans Stewart and Cyril Marcus.
The non-Mantle roles in the “Dead Ringers” ensemble will be played by Poppy Liu, Jennifer Ehle, Britne Oldford, Michael Chernus, and Emily Meade. Alice Birch, the writer behind the TV adaptations of the Sally Rooney novels “Normal People” and “Conversations With Friends,” created and wrote the series for Amazon. Sean Durkin, the director behind “The Nest” and this year’s “The Iron Claw” starring Zac Efron, directed the first two episodes of the series and co-directed the finale; additional directors include Karyn Kusama, Karena Evans, and Lauren Wolkstein.
Cronenberg himself appears to have no involvement in the “Dead Ringers” show.
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