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Weisz to Star in "Wet Summer Afternoon"


Once she's finished shooting Amazon’s limited series adaptation of David Cronenberg’s body horror classic Dead Ringers, Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz already has another project planned. A new adaptation of the 1961 suspense novel Séance on a Wet Afternoon which was previously adapted into a movie back in 1964.

Teaming with director Tomas Alfredson (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Let the Right One In), the story will see Weisz star as a self-proclaimed psychic medium who convinces her husband to kidnap a child so she can help the police solve the crime and achieve renown for her abilities. However, the husband realizes that she has far more sinister intentions planned.

The film was supposed to be directed by Harry Bradbeer but after his Netflix film Enola Holmes became a hit, he had to drop out to return for the sequel and Alfredson was called in. Bradbeer will remain as an executive producer while Robyn Slovo, Emma Forbes, and Michael Attenborough will produce the film which is set-up at Legendary Pictures. Jack Thorne wrote the script for the adaptation. Stay tuned!

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