Elizabeth Olsen, who was amazing in Martha Marcy May Marlene, seems to have a taste for darker material than her more famous twin siblings. At first I assumed that the sole deciding factor for her role in MMMM was the quality of the piece. But it may have been the tone as well. After all, she can pretty much write her own ticket now and her dance card is still full of darker stuff like Silent House and Red Lights.
Now we can add Therese Raquin to her resume of thrillers. She’ll be costarring with Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs, Fatal Attraction) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter).
Per Deadline, “Tom Felton is in negotiations to star opposite Elizabeth Olsen and Glenn Close in Therese Raquin. Written and set to be helmed by acclaimed theater director Charlie Stratton, the film’s being produced by William Horberg and Mickey Liddell. Close is attached for the role of Madame Raquin, and Olsen for Therese, who, with her lover Laurent, murder her husband (Felton), a sick boy that Madame Raquin forced Therese to marry. After Therese later marries her true love, the couple is haunted by the ghost of the dead husband and it poisons their love into all-consuming hatred.”
That actually sounds like a cool, albeit mean-spirited, idea for a ghost story. I hope it sticks the landing.