Netflix has dropped the first trailer for Rebecca, the Ben Wheatley-directed adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic novel that was previously turned into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940.
Lily James and Armie Hammer star in the re-make that follows a young newlywed who arrives at her husband’s family estate and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife Rebecca.
The official synopsis: After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Hammer), a newly married young woman (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).
“She was the love of his life,” Mrs. Danvers tells the second Mrs. de Winter in the trailer. “I wonder what she would think of you — taking her husband, using her name.”
Ben Wheatley directs from a screenplay by Jane Goldman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse. Pic is produced by Working Title Films (Emma, Darkest Hour).
Cast also includes Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth and Bill Paterson.
Rebecca is set for release on October 21 on Netflix.
Check out the trailer above.
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