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Rachel Weisz stars in Seance on a Wet Afternoon for Legendary and director Tomas Alfredson

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Rachel Weisz stars in Seance on a Wet Afternoon for Legendary and director Tomas Alfredson










Rachel Weisz has drafted her next film project and will sign up to star in an adaptation of Seance on a Wet Afternoon for Legendary Pictures.

The 51-year-old actress will both star in and produce the adaptation, which Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will direct, via Deadline.

Alfredson replaces Harry Bradbeer at the helm, who left the helm to direct Netflix’s Enola Holmes sequel, though he will remain as executive producer.

Adaptation: Rachel Weisz has drafted her next film project and has signed on to star in an adaptation of Seance on a Wet Afternoon for Legendary Pictures

Director: The 51-year-old actress will both star in and produce the adaptation, which Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will direct, via Deadline

Director: The 51-year-old actress will both star in and produce the adaptation, which Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will direct, via Deadline

Seance on a Wet Afternoon was written by Marc McShane and published in 1961, in response to a self-proclaimed psychic medium.

She convinces her husband to kidnap a child so she can help the police solve the crime, but her husband realizes her plan threatens both of them.

The novel was adapted into the 1964 film of the same name, starring Kim Stanley and Richard Attenborough as the couple.

Book: Seance on a Wet Afternoon was written by Marc McShane and published in 1961, in response to a self-proclaimed psychic medium

Book: Seance on a Wet Afternoon was written by Marc McShane and published in 1961, in response to a self-proclaimed psychic medium

Both earned BAFTA nominations for their performances, and Stanley earned a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards.

Jack Thorne (Enola Holmes, The Aeronauts) wrote the screenplay of a story he made up with Bradbeer that was adapted from the novel.

Robyn Slovo will also produce with Emma Forbes, and Michael Attenborough along with Legendary Pictures.

Producer: Weisz's production partner Polly Stokes will serve as an executive producer through their company Apetite Pictures

Producer: Weisz’s production partner Polly Stokes will serve as an executive producer through their company Apetite Pictures

Weisz’ production partner Polly Stokes will serve as executive producer through their company Apetite Pictures.

Writer Thorne will also be an executive producer on the project, although it’s unclear when production on the project may begin.

Coming out of her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, Weisz plays Melina in Black Widow, which debuted this summer.

MCU Debut: Coming off her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, Weisz plays Melina in Black Widow, which debuted this summer

MCU Debut: Coming off her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, Weisz plays Melina in Black Widow, which debuted this summer

She also recently wrapped up a gender-swapped adaptation of David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller Dead Ringers for Amazon, starring and producing.

She is also attached to star in Todd Solondz’s dramatic comedy Love Child, reunited with her co-star from The Lobster, Colin Farrell.

Seance on a Wet Afternoon is Alfredson’s first English-language feature film since 2017’s The Snowman, although in 2020 he directed the Swedish remake Se upp för Jönssonligan.

Wrapped: She also recently wrapped a gender-swapped adaptation of David Cronenberg's 1988 thriller Dead Ringers for Amazon, in which she stars and produces

Wrapped: She also recently wrapped a gender-swapped adaptation of David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller Dead Ringers for Amazon, in which she stars and produces

New feature: Seance on a Wet Afternoon is Alfredson's first English-language feature since 2017's The Snowman, although in 2020 he directed the Swedish remake Se upp för Jönssonligan

New feature: Seance on a Wet Afternoon is Alfredson’s first English-language feature since 2017’s The Snowman, although in 2020 he directed the Swedish remake Se upp för Jönssonligan

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