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Rachel Weisz to Adapt Novel ‘Disobedience’ as Producer and Star

The drama will be directed by Chilean helmer Sebastián Lelio.

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

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Rachel Weisz, whose latest film “Denial” was just released this Friday, doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, as per Variety, the actress is set to star and produce the film adaptation of the 2006 novel “Disobedience” written by Naomi Alderman.

The book follows the story of a young woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after the death of her estranged father. Her arrival causes an upheaval in the quaint community after she rekindles a repressed love with her best friend, who also happens to be her cousin’s wife.

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The drama will be directed by Sebastián Lelio, who co-wrote the script with Rebecca Lenkiewicz. “Disobedience” also marks the Chilean director’s first English-language film.

Ed Guiney will also produce via his Element Pictures banner, as well as Frida Frida Torresblanco with her Braven Films and Film 4 shingle.

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Weisz previously produced the 2003 film “The Shape of Things” and executive produced “Radiator” in 2014. The Oscar winner was last seen in “The Light Between Oceans” and “Complete Unknown” with Michael Shannon. She recently wrapped the film “My Cousin Rachel” and will appear in “The Mercy,” Roger Michell’s “My Cousin Rachel” and “The Favourite” with Emma Stone and Olivia Colman.

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