Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara has great success with the lesbian-themed love story Carol, and now two other big-tim hollywood actresses are taking up the Sapphic mantle.
Variety reports that Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz are set to star in Disobedience.
Based on Naomi Alderman’s book (which was published in 2006), Disobedience centres around a Ronit (Weisz), a woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish home following the death of her father. She then rekindles a romance with her best friend (McAdams), who is now married to her cousin. following the death of her rabbi father, of whom she had been estranged. Upon returning, Ronit rattles her quiet hometown when rekindling a formerly repressed relationship with her best friend (McAdams) – a woman who just happens to be currently married to her cousin.
It certainly looks like we’ll be back in the territory of forbidden desires, sexual angst and hidden passions.
Weisz will produce alongside Ed Guiney, and Sebastian Lelio is on-board to direct the film based on a script he co-wrote with Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Production is expected to get under way in the first quarter of 2017.
McAdams previously starred in the lesbian-themed Passion, although that thriller, from director Brian de Palma, found little success.
Hopefully Disobedience will find a bit more of an audience.
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