Take a look at the trailer that Netflix has released for Rebecca, a psychological thriller led by Armie Hammer and Lily James, directed by Ben Wheatley (High-Rise, Kill List, Free Fire).
Based on the classic 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca has James playing the new wife of a handsome widower (Hammer). After moving in with him in his imposing family estate, she soon finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy appears to be kept alive by his potentially sinister housekeeper (Kristin Scott Thomas).
The gothic novel has been adapted for the screen a number of times, perhaps most notably by Alfred Hitchcock with his 1940 Best Picture winner. It’s interesting that Wheatley’s behind this one, considering the decidedly edgier and more out there films in his resume. This prestige-style film marks another change up for the filmmaker’s expanding tastes; he’s also attached to direct Tomb Raider 2 for Warner Bros.
Rebecca, also starring Tom Goodman-Hill, Keeley Hawes, Sam Riley, and Ann Dowd, will be streaming on Netflix from October 21st. The film will also be screening in select US cinemas from the same day.
Official synopsis for Rebecca:
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 mesmerizing and gorgeously rendered psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel.