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.