Rachel McAdams to Star With Rachel Weisz in Love Story ‘Disobedience’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to star in adaptation of the Naomi Alderman novel “Disobedience,” opposite Rachel Weisz.

Weisz will produce alongside Ed Guiney, who will produce through his Element Pictures shingle, Frida Torresblanco, who will produce through her banner Braven Films, and Film 4. Sebastian Lelio direct the film based on a script he co-wrote with Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

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Rachel Weisz to Produce and Star in Adaptation of Naomi Alderman Novel ‘Disobedience’ (EXCLUSIVE)

In the original book, the story follows young woman (Weisz) who returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after learning about the death of her estranged father. She causes an upheaval in the quiet community when she rekindles a repressed love with her best friend – a woman now married to her cousin. McAdams will play the best friend in the pic.

Production is expected to get under way in the first quarter of 2017.

McAdams is coming off a strong 2015 with HBO’s “True Detective,” The Weinstein Company’s “Southpaw,” and Open Road’s “Spotlight,” which earned her an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. She can next be seen in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton, which opens Nov. 4.

She is repped by WME and Magnolia Entertainment.

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  1. tres says:

    cool. but why does one character have to be married, presumably to a man? tired of seeing that. it would be more interesting if there was a third woman.

  2. Lots of guys in raincoats going to see this.

  3. Chris L. says:

    This will be either the ultimate source of confusion or a healing epiphany for those unique moviegoers who constantly confuse the two Rachels. Even some professional critics have been known to cite one name when they mean the other. And they have never looked the least bit alike. Go figure.

  4. Corrector says:

    this gets me excited. yes, THAT WAY.

  5. max says:

    The title of this article is problematic. It’s a drama. Not ‘a lesbian love drama’. Would you say ‘a heterosexual love drama?’ No.
    Stop using the word lesbian as clickbait or a way to separate it from other types of romantic love.

  6. emsublogger says:

    Why is the title of this article “Lesbian Love Drama” and not “Love Drama”? This title very problematic; it fetishizes and demarcates this type of relationship. Please read some Judith Butler.

  7. Hope film will show “sexual ” courage rather than innuendo and shyness.

  8. tlsnyder42 says:

    Oh, no. Just what people don’t want to see.

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