Michael Chernus (“Ramy,” “The Bourne Legacy,” “Captain Phillips”) has signed on to star alongside Rachel Weisz in the Amazon series remake of David Cronenberg’s “Dead Ringers” which has been ordered straight-to-series.
The modern update sees Weisz playing the double lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything – including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.
Chernus will play Tom, a brilliant scientist who is working with Elliot on a groundbreaking but perilous new project. Alice Birch is attached to write and executive produce the series for Amazon, Morgan Creek, and Annapurna Television.
Weisz, Stacy O’Neil, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Ali Krug, James G. Robinson, David Robinson, and Barbara Wall will executive produce.