Rachel Weisz and Tomas Alfredson are joining forces for an adaptation of a 1961 suspense novel: more here.
Well, this is exciting news. Any Rachel Weisz project is always worth tracking, and doubly so in the case of the recently-announced Seance On A Wet Afternoon, as the actor will be collaborating with the talented Tomas Alfredson, director of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Let the Right One In.
Legendary is backing the project, which was originally supposed to be helmed by Harry Bradbeer, who has instead taken on the director’s chair on Netflix’s Enola Holmes sequel. Bradbeer will instead produce.
The film is based on Mark McShane’s 1961 suspense novel. Per the blurb, ‘the story follows 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. When her true intentions come to light, however, her husband realises the plan threatens to consume them both.’
The book has been adapted for cinema before in 1964, starring Richard Attenborough and Kim Stanley. With the pedigree of both Weisz and Alfredson, this one looks like a project to keep on your radar. When we hear further casting news, we’ll let you know.
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