All marriages have secrets as Netflix release the official Trailer for Ben Wheatley‘s Rebecca. After Alfred Hitchcock‘s quintessential take on Daphne du Maurier‘s classic novel, High-Rise director tries his luck.
Lilly Collins stars as the young newlywed who arrives at her husband’s (Armie Hammer) imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
The film has been a passion project for the filmmaker for a long time. The trailer does tease the romance of a young woman seduced by widower’s charm and the darkness, the mystery. Off course Kristin Scott Thomas may just steal the film as Mrs Danvers who maybe pivotal to the whole film.
Will this film polarise fans of the original film? Wheatley is one of those director’s has divided critics as well as cinefiles. Very much a filmmaker with a genre following, despite been on Netflix this looks his most mainstream film to date.
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 mesmerising and gorgeously rendered psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel.
The cast also includes Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth, and Bill Paterson.
Rebecca will launch globally on Netflix on October 21st.