Alfred Hitchcock’s first American mission was an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca.” Starring Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, and Judith Anderson, the 1940 movie was an enormous success and even snagged Hitchcock his first Oscar nomination for Best Director. Eighty years later, Ben Wheatley (FREE FIRE) shall be bringing REBECCA to life one time once more along with his tackle the novel. The movie stars Lily James (YESTERDAY) as a younger newlywed who arrives at her husband’s (Armie Hammer) imposing family property on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first spouse Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the home lengthy after her loss of life.
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Netflix has revealed a handful of first look photographs from REBECCA which characteristic Mrs. de Winter (James), Maxim de Winter (Hammer), and Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas). You can examine these out below!
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In addition to Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas, REBECCA additionally stars Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth, and Bill Paterson. While talking with Empire, Ben Wheatley stated that he was drawn to the shifting style tones of the Daphne du Maurier novel. “The concept of du Maurier smuggling a ghost story and a thriller and a betrayal inside a romance story, like a Russian doll, was actually good,” Wheatley stated. “That genre-jumping factor is one thing I’ve had in my very own work, and the connection made sense.” REBECCA was scripted by Jane Goldman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse.
The official synopsis for REBECCA:
After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with good-looking widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married younger lady (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family property on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trimmings of her new life, however finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first spouse, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is saved 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 primarily based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel.
REBECCA will debut on Netflix on October 21, 2020.