In this new trailer for the upcoming thriller My Cousin Rachel, Sam Claflin comes under the spell of the woman he suspects may be responsible for the mysterious death of his guardian.
Based on the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel, young orphan Phillip Ambrose (Claflin) has his tranquil existence interrupted when he receives a note from his older cousin Ambrose, who writes that he is being poisoned. Ambrose soon turns up dead of an apparent brain tumor, but Phillip is suspicious of Ambrose’s strange wife Rachel, played by Rachel Weisz.
When Rachel appears on Philip’s home turf, he determines to solve the mystery, but finds himself captivated by the presence of the enigmatic widow.
Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger and Simon Russell Beale are among the film’s costars, which is directed by Roger Michell, best known for the likes of Notting Hill, Enduring Love and Persuasion.
His film isn’t the first feature adaptation of DuMaurier’s novel, however. A feature film based on the novel was released in 1952, starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton, while 1983 saw the BBC adapt the story for a mini-series, featuring Geraldine Chaplin as the titular femme fatale.
My Cousin Rachel hits cinemas June 9.
A dark romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. My Cousin Rachel is released in UK cinemas on 9th June 2017.
Great news, Sam fans! Fox announced today the release date for My Cousin Rachel, starring Sam and Rachel Weisz! Mark your calendars because May 5, 2017 is the date!
Fox Searchlight has set May 5, 2017 for the theatrical release of My Cousin Rachel, a new adaptation of the 1951 book by Daphne du Maurier starring Rachel Weisz andSam Claflin. While May 5 isn’t crowded, there’s good reason for that: Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 lands in theaters on the same day. It’s an interesting decision but one that gives audiences looking for something other than comic book, space opera fare a stark alternative.
This is the second cinematic adaptation of the classic novel of love and manipulation set on a country estate near England’s Cornish coast. 20th Century Fox previously released an adaptation in 1952 starring Richard Burton, Olivia de Havilland, and Audrey Dalton. Roger Michell is directing the 2017 take, with Kevin Loader producing and Anita Overland co-producing.
As you know, Sam was this past May-June filming the movie My Cousin Rachel. Filming happened in England and Italy and thanks to Kaci, i bring you photos of Sam on set. Along with on set pictures, the first still from the movie has been uploaded to the gallery and with this post i announce that we are finished with Sam’s film projects! Next stop? Television projects, so stay tuned for the updates coming on the site!
Sam Claflin is in negotiations to co-star with Rachel Weisz in Fox Searchlight’s “My Cousin Rachel,” an adaptation of the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel.
The dark romance revolves around Philip, played by Claflin, a young orphan, who believes his mysterious, beautiful cousin Rachel, played by Weisz, may have been responsible for the murder of his beloved guardian Ambrose, also a cousin of theirs. As Philip plots his revenge, his feelings become complicated as he falls under Rachel’s beguiling spell.
The book, originally published in 1951, was previously adapted into a film starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton and directed by Henry Koster. This version will be helmed by Roger Michell, who will also adapt the script.
After breaking onto the scene opposite Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Claflin gained notoriety when he landed the role of Finnick in “The Hunger Games” franchise, which quickly lead to more studios eyeing the thesp for more leading-man roles.
Besides “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” bowing this November, Clafflin also reprises his role in “The Huntsman” opposite Chris Hemsworth as well as starring opposite Emilia Clarke in MGM’s “Me Before You,” both of which bow in the summer frame.
Claflin is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group.