From LA to Edgware: Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams spotted filming Disobedience in north London
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From LA to Edgware: Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams spotted filming Disobedience in north London

Stars feature in screen adaptation of Naomi Alderman's 2006 debut novel about forbidden love

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams brought an unusual touch of Hollywood glamour to the streets of Edgware, as they were spotted this week filming Disobedience.

Weisz is also producing the screen adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s debut novel from 2006, which deals with forbidden love.

Set in north-west London, the story follows Ronit (Weisz) who returns home following the death of her father and rekindles a romance with her best friend (McAdams), who is now married to her cousin.

The pair were suitably wrapped up for the winter gloom and donned modest clothing, with McAdams visibly wearing a sheitel for the shoot.

The 38-year-old Canadian actress has been busy researching for her role and visited Hasmonean School for Girls in Mill Hill to speak to the students.

EXCLUSIVE ALL ROUND Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz filming new film "Disobedience" in West London today Byline to be used : ISO IMAGES
Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz were spotted filming Disobedience in Edgware. Cerdit: ISO Images

Meanwhile Weisz, 46, has been busy promoting her latest film, Denial, based on the real-life libel case brought by Holocaust denier David Irving against American academic Deborah Lipstadt. Denial opens in cinemas this Friday.

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