First Look at ‘Rebecca’ Starring Lily James and Armie Hammer
Stunning visuals and a wonderful cast are just a few things to look forward to in the 2020 film adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier classic. Everything we know, plus the trailer, here!
There’s a reason why Daphne du Maurier’s novel was made into (and immortalized) in Alfred Hitchcock’s wonderful film in 1940—it’s a fantastic plot. And while most audiences are likely familiar with it, having read the best-selling book or watched the Hitchcock classic, the new Netflix adaptation of it intrigues us, still.
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 lives on in the house long after her death, 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 mesmerizing and gorgeously rendered psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel.
The cast is rounded out by Keeley Hawes, Handmaid's Tale star Ann Dowd, and Game of Thrones's Ben Crompton.
Rebecca promises much mystery and romance from what we can gather from its recently released trailer which teases stunning landscapes, visuals, and harrowing flashbacks—truly a different and unique take on the veritable classic.
Watch the trailer below:
Rebecca arrives on Netflix on October 21. If you loved the book and the original film, you may likely be sinking your teeth into this intriguing adaptation, as well. We will definitely be adding this to our watchlist.