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Everything We Know About Netflix’s Adaptation of ‘Rebecca’

Netflix’s Rebecca adaptation is coming, and I could not be extra excited.

In all honesty, I learn extra CliffsNotes in highschool than I did books. But there was one novel specifically—Rebecca, the 1938 gothic romantic thriller from Daphne du Maurier—that I devoured from cowl to cowl, and it stays my favourite to at the present time. The story a couple of younger newlywed who lives within the shadow of her husband’s first spouse, Rebecca, on a sprawling household property on the English coast was nothing quick of mesmerizing. 

In 1940, the ebook was tailored for the large display starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Now, some 80 years later, Netflix’s Rebecca adaptation will star Lily James and Armie Hammer within the lead roles, with Working Title Films (The Theory of Everything, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love, Actually) producing. In different phrases, the October 21 premiere date cannot come quickly sufficient. 

So what else do we all know? Read on for pictures, casting data, and extra about Netflix’s Rebecca.

Kerry Brown / Netflix

When does the film come out?

Netflix will launch the movie on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Who’s starring in it? 

Lily James (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Cinderella) stars as newlywed Mrs. de Winter, whereas Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name, On the Basis of Sex) performs her husband, Maxim de Winter. Kristin Scott Thomas (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The English Patient) performs Mrs. Danvers, the sinister housekeeper on the sprawling Manderley property the place the de Winters stay. The movie additionally stars Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth, and Bill Paterson. 

Rebecca is directed by Ben Wheatley (Free Fire with Bree Larson, Kill List, A Field in England) and written by Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse. The movie is predicated on the 1938 novel by English playwright Daphne du Maurier. 

(L to R) Director Ben Wheatley, two members of the crew, and Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter and Lily James as Mrs. de Winter on the set of Rebecca

Kerry Brown / Netflix

Remind me, what is the story about?

Per Netflix, “After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter, a newly married young woman 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 sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.” 

Lily James as Mrs. de Winter and Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers in RebeccaKerry Brown / Netflix
Kerry Brown / Netflix

We’ll replace this publish when extra data turns into out there.

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can observe her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

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