Netflix has released an official trailer for Rebecca, a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic classic that was previously adapted in 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock. Fun fact: Rebecca was the only one of Hitchock’s films to win Best Picture at the Oscars. That’s some big shoes for Ben Wheatley‘s version to fill. Let’s take a look.
I’ll definitely be adding this to my October watchlist. I think Armie Hammer and Lily James are some of the best actors working today, and while I didn’t fall in love with Wheatley’s High-Rise, I’m willing to give him another chance.
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.
Rebecca begins streaming October 21, 2020 on Netflix.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?