Netflix has released the first trailer (watch above) for Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca, the adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic novel that was previously turned into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940. The film will be released globally on October 21 at Netflix.
Rebecca tells the story of a newly-married young woman who, on arriving at her husband's imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca, whose legacy continues to haunt the house.
Lily James and Armie Hammer lead the cast this time out, playing the aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier in Hitchcock’s version) and his new wife (previously Joan Fontaine), with Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers. The cast also includes BAFTA nominee Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, Misbehaviour), Emmy Award Winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale, Hereditary), Sam Riley (Free Fire, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and Ben Crompton (Game of Thrones, Strike).
The film was written by Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse, with Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, and Nira Park producing.
Hitchcock’s adaptation won two Oscars in 1941, including Best Picture. Brit director Wheatley’s credits include Free Fire and Sightseers.
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