The official trailer for period drama film My Cousin Rachel has been released and it looks sure to be a hit amongst fans of classic novels. An adaptation of Daphne de Maurier’s mystery-romance novel, it stars Rachel Weisz in the titular role and Sam Claflin as Philip, the primary protagonist.
The plot follows a young man who falls in love with his cousin, who has just arrived for a visit under strange circumstances. Despite his changing feelings, he must deal with the suspicions around the mysterious Rachel. Get a glimpse of what to expect in the brand new trailer below:
The novel My Cousin Rachel has been adapted for the big screen once previously, in 1952 with Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland. However, it’s been adapted for television, radio and theatre several times as the mystery and tension of the original text continues to remain appealing to audiences.
From what we can see in the trailer, this polished adaptation looks packed full of emotive scenes and high drama. Director Roger Michell has a brilliant track record too, having adapted Jane Austen’s Persuasion in the brilliant BBC 1995 series and translated Ian McEwen’s Enduring Love into a feature film. He also directed Notting Hill, a perennial favourite amongst romantic movie devotees.
This new version of My Cousin Rachel is due to be released in cinemas on 9th June 2017.