Netflix’s “Rebecca” adaptation rounded out the cast this week. Directed by Ben Wheatley (High-Rise, Free Fire) the cast now includes Lily James, Armie Hammer, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, and Ben Crompton.
The platform’s logline of the movie reads, “Rebecca tells the story of a newly-married young woman who, on arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca, whose legacy continues to haunt the house.”
Wheatley is directing from a screenplay by Jane Goldman, with revisions by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. Daphne Du Maurier wrote the original novel that the film is based on, and Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will serve as producers on the project.
Alfred Hitchcock directed an adaptation of the novel in 1940. The film featured Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, and Gladys Cooper.
Fans of Lily James should keep “Rare Beasts” on their radar. Written and directed by Billie Piper, the drama stars Lily James, David Thewlis, Billie Piper, Toby Woolf, and Antonia Campbell-Hughes. Armie Hammer fans can look for “Death on the Nile,” Hammer is playing the role of Simon Doyle in that adaptation. Hammer is also featured in Nicholas Jarecki’s thriller “Dreamland,” with Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Indira Varma, Gary Oldman, Sam Worthington, Lily-Rose Depp, Greg Kinnear, Kid Cudi, Toni Garrn, and Michelle Rodriguez.
According to Netflix‘s announcement, “Rebecca” will start production next week in the UK and France. Netflix stopped short of confirming a release date for the movie, but more information will be released over the next few months.
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