Based on the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca is coming to Netflix next month.
The novel revolves around an unnamed woman who impulsively marries a wealthy widower after a brief courtship. When she arrives back to his grand estate, the young protagonist discovers that the mansion and surrounding community are still haunted by the memory of her husband’s first wife.
The mystery romance novel has been popular since it was first published in 1938. As reported by Independent, the book has never gone out of print. The story has been adapted numerous times for stage and screen, including a 1940 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Here’s everything we know so far about the 2020 adaptation for Netflix.
Rebecca release date
The new movie is set to premiere on Netflix on October 21, 2020.
Lily James and Armie Hammer are set to play the title characters. They will star as Mrs. de Winter and Maxim de Winter, respectively. Kristin Scott Thomas will portray Mrs. Danvers.
The supporting cast includes Ann Dowd, Tom Goodman-Hill, Keeley Hawes, Sam Riley, Ben Crompton, Mark Lewis Jones, and Jane Lapotaire.
Here is the film’s 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 (Scott Thomas).
You can watch the trailer below.
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