The upcoming gothic thriller “Rebecca” now has a trailer as well as a release date! The film, which arrives on October 21st, stars Lily James (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, “Darkest Hour”) and Armie Hammer (“Call Me By Your Name”, “On the Basis of Sex”) alongside Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”, “Hereditary”), Keeley Hawes (“Bodyguard”, “Misbehaviour”), Sam Riley (“Free Fire”, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”) and Ben Crompton (“Game of Thrones”, “Strike”)
The film is a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic, romantic, gothic thriller “Rebecca” and is directed by Ben Wheatley (“Kill List”, “High Rise”) with the screenplay by Jane Goldman (“Kingsman” series, “X-Men: First Class”). Production took place over Summer 2019 in England and France. The film 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.
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.