‘Hunger Games’ star Sam Claflin joins ‘My Cousin Rachel’

By: | Published: September 29, 2015 11:05 AM

Actor Sam Claflin is in negotiations to co-star with Rachel Weisz in Fox Searchlight's "My Cousin Rachel", an adaptation of the classic 1951 Daphne Du Maurier novel.

Actor Sam Claflin is in negotiations to co-star with Rachel Weisz in Fox Searchlight’s “My Cousin Rachel”, an adaptation of the classic 1951 Daphne Du Maurier novel.

The dark romance revolves around Philip, played by Sam Claflin, a young orphan, who believes his mysterious, beautiful cousin Rachel, played by Weisz, may have been responsible for the murder of his beloved guardian Ambrose, also a cousin of theirs.

As Philip plots his revenge, his feelings become complicated as he falls under Rachel’s beguiling spell.

The film will be helmed by Roger Michell, who will also adapt the script, reported Variety.

The book was previously adapted into a 1952 film starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton and directed by Henry Koster.

Claflin, 29, gained notoriety when he landed the role of Finnick in “The Hunger Games” franchise. He will be next seen in the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2”, releasing on November 20.

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