You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

Casting News: Rachel Weisz Scores Noir Remake, Grace Gummer to Play Nora Ephron

Casting News: Rachel Weisz Scores Noir Remake, Grace Gummer to Play Nora Ephron

It’s a big year for Rachel Weisz. The Oscar-winning actress appears in Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster” just in time for awards season, and has been tapped to star in Fox Searchlight’s forthcoming “My Cousin Rachel” remake, based on the book of the same name. The 1952 original, which starred Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton, will get a modern day makeover with writer/director Roger Michell at the helm. Weisz will also star alongside Tom Wilkinson in a new vehicle from writer David Ayer, “Denial,” due next year. 

In other casting news, Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer will be joining Amazon’s upcoming pilot season, portraying the late trailblazing director, Nora Ephron, of whom her mother was a great admirer and frequent collaborator. The series follows a group of Newsweek reporters who sued the magazine in 1970 for sexual harassment and discrimination, in which Ephron led the charge. Amazon’s “Good Girls Revolt” will also star Anna Camp and Hunter Parrish in supporting roles. 

READ MORE: Cannes’ “Youth” Gets Awards-Friendly Release Date 

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,