Rachel Weisz, 53, played identical twins Elliot and Beverly Mantle in the upcoming Amazon limited series Dead Ringers.
The series is a remake of David Cronenberg’s 1988 film starring Jeremy Irons.
A new trailer dropped on Wednesday.
The mantle twins are not only identical, they are both gynecologists who specialize in female fertility. It’s somewhat mischievous sometimes. passionate. Moving. And there’s some humor, too — in a grim, dark sense of humor, Fayez told L.L.C Hollywood Reporter.
And they haven’t spent a day apart – with presenter/lead writer Alice Birch saying the series is a quirky, dark comedy about these dangerously collaborative twins who are obsessed with each other.
It’s a very intense relationship. They love each other very deeply, but I think they kind of feel everything about each other very deeply, and that takes us to a more dangerous place in codependency.
Double take: Rachel Weisz, 53, played identical twins Elliott and Beverly Mantle in the upcoming Amazon Prime limited series Dead Ringers
Remake: The series is a remake of David Cronenberg’s 1988 movie starring Jeremy Irons and he just dropped a new trailer; Seen in 2019
The trailer opens with Elliot and Beverly in the back seat of the car. Someone says, “It is impossible to explain the relationship to anyone outside of it.”
He then proceeds to the operating room with a pregnant woman on the table. One twin says, “We just cut a baby out of a woman’s womb,” while the other twin jokes, “She asked us to. We didn’t like it, just do it.”
The two-minute trailer features engaging scenes from the series with back-and-forth voiceover from the two characters played by Fayez.
Trailer and series – They feature classic ’80s songs like Soft Cell’s Tainted Love in a nod to the movie it’s based on.
One twin says, “My sister and I are doing groundbreaking, but hopeful, radical, but safe,” while the other simply says, “I want to change the way women give birth.”
During gameplay, the differences in the two characters become particularly apparent in a scene with one of the twins saying “Little sister, you’re so wonderfully perfect, where did you come from”, while the women lie in bed together.
Then in the next shot, one of them asks, “Is capitalism bad?”
The voiceover continues, “We’re as close to perfection as anyone can get. We don’t need anyone else. We never have.”
The trailer ends with a shot from the series of sisters in a restaurant. One says, “You looked really crazy in there for a while,” while the other replies, “As it turns out, I’m really sane. Isn’t that cool?”
“This was without a doubt the biggest challenge of my acting life,” said The Lovely Bones actress. ‘But also the most joyful in many ways.’ It was hard work’
Dark but funny: Actress/writer Alice Birch said the series is “a quirky, dark comedy about these dangerously collaborative twins who are obsessed with each other”
Doctors: Elliot and Beverly Mantell are both gynecologists at the top of their field.
“This was without a doubt the biggest challenge of my acting life,” said The Lovely Bones actress. ‘But also the most joyful in many ways.’ It was hard work.’
Wise added that the writing for each character was so special, so “psychologically and deeply layered” that it felt like playing “two completely separate people on the page before I got to the hair, makeup, costumes, and the way they might look so different.”
The Black Widow star also told the outlet what motivates each twin.
Beverly is altruistic, thoughtful, discreet, kind, has a complex relationship with pleasure, and really wants to change the way all women give birth regardless of their economic background, and wealth. “And Elliott is very, very different,” Wise said.
Pushing boundaries: The twins are pushing the boundaries of medical ethics in an effort to challenge age-old practices and bring women’s health care to the fore
She loves Beverly, so she’ll go along with her dream to change the way women give birth, but she’s not impressed. She’s into science, and really wants to change the world through scientific research and discovery, and she’s pushing the boundaries of what’s ethical and what’s not.
As one of the characters says in the trailer, “They’re both great. They’re both antagonists.”
And for Birch, she wanted to show “the intensity of identical twins, the god-like strength that comes with being a doctor.”
All six episodes premiere on Amazon Prime on April 21st.
Made by Women: The series features an almost entirely female creative team, including an entirely female writers’ room