Netflix just recently released the trailer for the most famous genre stories ever written, Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic classic “Rebecca.”
The film is directed by Ben Wheatley, and it is the first major film adaptation of the novel since Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 version starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. Hitchcock’s adaptation won the Oscar for Best Picture.
A young newlywed arrives at her husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. She finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
Watch the trailer below:
The film is written by Jane Goldman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse. Eric Fellner & Tim Bevan of Working Title and Nira Park serve as the producers.
Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd,
Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth, Bill Paterson
After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life. But finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas). Directed by Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Free Fire) and produced by Working Title Films (Emma, Darkest Hour), REBECCA is a mesmerising and gorgeously rendered psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel.
The film will be released on October 21, 2020.