Screendaily is reporting that Filmnation has boarded “Disobedience“. Rachel confirmed she joined this project earlier this week, after Screendaily broke her signing onto the movie earlier this month. Rachel previously worked with FilmNation on “A Most Wanted Man” and “To The Wonder“. “Disobedience” will start filming on January 3 in London and will be part of FilmNation’s slate at the upcoming AFM buyers market.
US sales outfit FilmNation has boarded writer-director Sebastian Lelio’s (Gloria) prestige drama Disobedience, which it will co-finance with Carol backer Film4.
Spotlight star Rachel McAdams and Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) will star in the romantic-drama based on Naomi Alderman’s novel about the estranged daughter of a rabbi who returns from New York to the Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood she grew up in North London, following her father’s death. However, her arrival causes significant upheaval in the quiet community.
Lelio has co-written the script with British dramatist and screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz, who collaborated with Polish film-maker Pawel Pawlikowski on the screenplay of Oscar-winner Ida.
Weisz is set to produce through HGS Productions alongside Room producer Ed Guiney of Dublin-based Element Pictures and Spanish producer Frida Torresblanco (Pan’s Labyrinth) of New York-based Braven Films.
Principal photography begins January 3, 2017. UK broadcaster Film4, who have been involved in the film’s development from its early stages, are co-financing with FilmNation, and FilmNation will kick off international sales at the upcoming AFM.
Additional casting is underway.
Rachel had another day of press today in London and did various press junket interviews, including one with BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon. You can find the full interview in our audio archive. She talk about “Doctor Strange” and also confirmed “Disobedience“. She said, “I’m working on a film called ‘Disobedience’ with Rachel Weisz and we are actually going to shoot it here. It is based on a very lovely novel and it’s set in a Jewish Ortodox community here in Hendon“. The Knowledge Online is reporting filming with begin in January of next year, in North London:
The forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel Disobedience is due to begin filming in north London in January.
Rachel Weisz is among the producers on the project and also stars alongside Rachel McAdams. First published in 2006, the novel centres on Ronit (Weisz), a young woman who returns to her orthodox Jewish home following the death of her rabbi father from whom she was estranged.
Chilean director Sebastian Lelio will be calling the shots from a screenplay he wrote with Rebecca Lenkiewicz. The other producers are Element Films’ Ed Guiney, Frida Torresblanco for Braven Films and Film 4.
In case you missed it before, Screen Daily reported earlier this month that Rachel was in talks to join Rachel Weisz in “Disobedience“. You can find more information in our previous post.
Screen Daily is reporting that Rachel is attached to star alongside Rachel Weisz in the upcoming adaption of “Disobedience“. Filming is expected to start this winter. Fun fact: Rachel and Rachel Weisz both worked on Terrence Malick’s “To The Wonder“. However, Weisz’s scenes didn’t make the final cut.
Spotlight star attached to New York-set drama from Element Pictures and Braven Films.
Spotlight star Rachel McAdams is attached to star alongside Rachel Weisz in Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s (Gloria) Disobedience. The film is an adaptation of author Naomi Alderman’s novel of the same name.
As well as starring in the film, Oscar-winner Weisz is also set to produce alongside Room producer Ed Guiney of Dublin-based Element Pictures and Spanish producer Frida Torresblanco (Pan’s Labyrinth) of New York-based Braven Films.
Room and Carol financiers Film4 are backing the project. Lelio has co-written the script with British dramatist and screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz, who collaborated with Polish film-maker Pawel Pawlikowski on the screenplay of Oscar-winner Ida. A London shoot is planned for this winter.
Alderman’s novel revolves around Ronit, the estranged daughter of a rabbi, who returns from New York to the Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood she grew up in North London, following her father’s death. Her arrival causes upheaval in the quiet community.
McAdams recently shot Marvel fantasy Doctor Strange. Weisz recently wrapped production on Fox Searchlight title My Cousin Rachel opposite Sam Claflin and also has the James Marsh drama The Mercy due for release next year.
Variety also confirms the report, and is reporting the movie is expected to start first quarter of 2017 and also reports that Weisz is expected to play Ronit, while Rachel is expected to play Esti. You can find their story after the jump.