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Watch Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel come to life in the new trailer for My Cousin Rachel

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Daphne du Maurier’s mystery novel My Cousin Rachel is being adapted for the big screen by director Roger Michell.

The English author and playwright will have yet another novel brought to life, after the success of Alfred Hitchcock’s Jamaica Inn, The Birds, the Best Picture Oscar winning Rebecca, as well as Nicolas Roeg’s adaptation of the thriller Don’t Look Now.

With Rachel Weisz set to play the Rachel, the film centres around protagonist Philip (Sam Claflin) who falls in love with his beautiful, mysterious cousin while plotting revenge against her, believing that she murdered his guardian.

In 1952 My Cousin Rachel was adapted into a film starring Richard Burton as Philip and Olivia de Havilland as Rachel, directed by Henry Koster. But now Roger Michell, whose previous works include the 1999 film Notting Hill, Enduring Love and Le Week-Endis at the helm.

With a promising cast and a classic tale, My Cousin Rachel is looking hopeful in following in the footsteps of du Maurier’s previous film adaptations.

My Cousin Rachel is set to be released in UK cinemas on 9th June 2017.

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