Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara has great success with the lesbian-themed love story Carol, and now two other actresses are taking up the mantle, as Variety reports that Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz are set to star in Disobedience.
Based on Naomi Alderman’s book, Disobedience, ‘follows a young woman (Weisz) who returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after learning about the death of her estranged father. She causes an upheaval in the quiet community when she rekindles a repressed love with her best friend – a woman now married to her cousin. McAdams will play the best friend in the pic.’
It certainly looks like we’ll be back in the territory of forbidden desires, sexual angst and hidden passions. Sebastian Lelio is set to direct the film, based on a script he co-wrote with Rebecca Lenkiewicz. It’s expected to start shooting early next year.
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.