Friday, December 16, 2016

My Cousin Rachel starring Rachel Weisz & Sam Claflin: Add it to the Must See List

Anyone old enough to remember My Cousin Rachel starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland? Burton won a Golden Globe in the Most Promising Newcomer category!






In  the new version Rachel Weisz stars along with Sam Claflin—Claflin who takes on Burton’s role, has to be the best thing about the screen adaptation of Me Before Youand Holliday Grainger.



This adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1951 classic novel was set for May 5 but has just been moved to July 14th, smack dab in the middle of the testosterone crowded summer movie going period. On the other hand, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been set for release on May 5th, so the July date may be a bit safer for a film completely lacking in super heroes and action.



The update is being directed by Roger Michell whose credits include Hyde Park on the Hudson, Le WeekEnd and one of our all time faves, Notting Hill. Sigh. Interesting to see what he does with this darker material.


The logline:

A young Englishman 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.

Let’s take a look at the trailer for the original, shall we? 




They don’t make ’em like they used to, do they?
Another one I’ll be adding to my personal must see list of 

4 comments:

  1. There's one to look forward to! I was on an Olivia de Haviland kick for a while, but I didn't see this one.

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    1. Neither did I — that I can remember anyway!

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  2. I am indeed old enough to remember the old version and I didn't know Rachel series was in a newer version. That has my interest as I plan to revisit the book in 2017. Glad you posted this.

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    1. Ooh! What a great idea, it sounds like a fantastic read! I think I will too. We'll compare notes.

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