Part ro­mance, part mys­tery, part Gothic pe­riod drama, My Cousin Rachel is set to be a cin­e­matic ex­pe­ri­ence you won’t want to miss

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Acade­mys­tars be­ing ro­manceas a an black Award-win­nerenig­mat­icwidow in beau­tythe Rachel sus­pense-filled­sus­pect­edWeisz of My Cousin Rachel. Based on the clas­sic novel of the same name by Daphne du Mau­rier – the author be­hind such Al­fred Hitch­cock favourites as Re­becca, Ja­maica Inn and The Birds – the film weaves a tale of de­sire, jeal­ousy, ob­ses­sion and be­trayal as a young man starts to fall un­der the spell of the woman he sus­pects of mur­der­ing his guardian. Weisz stars as the tit­u­lar femme fa­tale op­po­site fel­low Brit Sam Claflin, best known as Fin­nick Odair in The Hunger Games, as Philip. They head a top cast – in­clud­ing Game Of Thrones’ Iain Glen and Cin­derella’s Hol­l­i­day Grainger – guided by Not­ting Hill di­rec­tor Roger Michell, whose eclec­tic ré­sumé also in­cludes the thriller En­dur­ing Love, cos­tume drama Per­sua­sion, and rom-com Le Week-end.


Big-screen view­ing is es­sen­tial for tak­ing in the film’s beau­ti­ful cin­e­matog­ra­phy, which does jus­tice to the pic­turesque lo­ca­tions in Italy and coastal Corn­wall – where du Mau­rier set most of her works – and grand English coun­try homes. This is a movie for any­one who loves great stories beau­ti­fully told with in­tense ro­mance, grip­ping mys­tery, gor­geous lo­ca­tions and com­pelling char­ac­ters. My Cousin Rachel is a tale of pas­sion and in­trigue that keeps the viewer guess­ing right to the very end.

BAD RO­MANCE (above) Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin star as Rachel and Philip in scenes from the sus­pense-filled film; (right) My Cousin Rachel is in cin­e­mas on June 8.

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