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Amazon Orders Drama ‘Dead Ringers’

Upcoming Series Based on the 1988 Film of the Same Name

Amazon has given a straight-to-series order to an adaptation of 1988 film “Dead Ringers” with Rachel Weisz to star in and executive produce. In the film. Jeremy Irons played twin gynecologists who both begin a relationship with the same woman. In the series version, Weisz will play the double lead role of the Mantle twins. The logline: They share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes — including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics — in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.

“As one of today’s most accomplished and versatile actresses, Rachel Weisz will captivate the Amazon Prime Video global audience with her take on these two ruthless, twisted characters,” said Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television for Amazon Studios. “This update to ‘Dead Ringers’ explores the darker side of medicine, obsession, and the human condition, making it a compelling addition to our slate of Amazon Original series.”

The role will mark the first regular television role of Weisz’s career. “Dead Ringers” is expected to launch on Amazon in 2021.