Rachel Weisz has signed on to star in and produce the psychological suspense thriller. Séance on a wet afternoon, based on the 1961 novel by Mark McShane. Deadline Reports that Enola Holmes Director Harry Bradbeer had originally been on board to direct the film, but since he became involved in the making of Enola Holmes 2 is being replaced in the helmet by let the right one in director Tomas Alfredson.
Bradbeer remains involved with Séance on a wet afternoon as an executive producer, and also wrote the story with screenwriter Jack Thorne. The movie will continue
a self-proclaimed psychic medium who convinces her husband to kidnap a child so she can help the police solve the crime and gain renown for her abilities. However, when her true intentions come to light, her husband realizes that the plan threatens to consume them both.
Séance on a wet afternoon was previously brought to the screen in 1964, with a film directed by Bryan Forbes and starring Richard Attenborough and Kim Stanley. That movie was well received by critics and even earned Stanley an Academy Award nomination, but it was such a commercial failure that it helped bring about the downfall of production company Allied Film Makers. Séance on a wet afternoon It also served as the inspiration for a 2000 Japanese television movie called Simply Session.
This Séance on a wet afternoon comes to us from Legendary. Robyn Slovo is producing with Weisz, Legendary, Emma Forbes and Michael Attenborough. Weisz’s producing partner, Polly Stokes, produces through Weisz’s Apetite Pictures company. Thorne is also an executive producer.
Weisz won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 2005 film. The constant gardener, and earned another nomination for her performance in 2018 The favorite. He is currently working on an Amazon series inspired by David Cronenberg’s movie. Dead rings and the novel on which it was based, Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland.