Directed by Roger Michell.
Starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, and Tim Barlow.
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.
Reimagining the 1951 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel is no easy challenge, but with Roger Michell’s solid direction and a terrific performance from Rachel Weisz, it’s a tense and unusual thriller with many new themes embraced.
Philip (Claflin) is a naïve and immature young man who’s not particularly aware of women and the wider world. Raised by his cousin Ambrose (also played by Claflin in a nice piece of symmetry), Philip is dismayed to learn of his guardian’s passing and he begins to plot revenge on his new cousin Rachel