Rachel Weisz plays The Mantle Twins in Amazon’s remake of David Conenberg’s “Dead Ringers”

Rachel Weisz plays The Mantle Twins in Amazon's remake of David Conenberg's "Dead Ringers"

As was announced back in 2020, Amazon has been developing a remake series of David Cronenberg’s cult psychological horror thriller movie Dead Ringers (1988). In the original movie, Jeremy Irons played Beverly and Elliot Mantle where twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. The movie was based on the novel Twins by horror and science-fiction author Bari Wood.

The Dead Ringers (2023– ) series, initially consisting of 6 episodes, centers on The Mantle Twins, identical from head to toe, who are on a mission to change the way women give birth, starting in Manhattan.

With Amazon Studios, Annapurna Television and Morgan Creek Entertainment are also producing. Alice Birch, nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the series Normal People (2020) and also a nominee for the BAFTA Film Award for The Wonder (2022) and Lady Macbeth (2016), is the show’s creator and writer.

Rachel Weisz has been set to portray The Mantle Twins. Coincidentally, this is not the first time she plays twins, as she played two sisters in Constantine (2005). Michael Chernus, Poppy Liu, and Britne Oldford also form the main cast with Jeremy Shamos, Jennifer Ehle, Emily Meade, Gabi Carrubba, Jennean Farmer, and John Wu in recurrent roles.

Dead Ringers (2023– ) will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on April 21, 2023.