There aren’t that many novels and stories that still get people interested in talking 80 years after they were released, but Daphne de Maurier’s Rebecca has stood the test of time. The gothic novel was first published in 1938 and was first adapted on screen by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940. Now, Netflix has released the trailer of its upcoming film and it still holds the same level of mystery and suspense that the first adaptation and the novel had.
Rebecca features Lily James as Mrs. De Winter, a young woman who marries the wealthy widower Maxime de Winter (Armie Hammer). All is hunky dory in the life of the newly married couple until they move to Maxime’s residence Manderley estate. The trailer is every bit as unsettling as you would expect, following the new Mrs de Winter as she tries to make the estate her own. However, her uneasiness is increased manifold by the foreboding and looming presence of Mrs Dancers (Kristin Scott Thomas) who is still devoted to the lingering memory of the eponymous Rebecca.
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Rebecca also features Tom Goodman-Hill, Keeley Hawes, Sam Riley and Ann Dowd in key roles. The adaptation has been written by Jane Goldman and directed by Ben Wheatley. Rebecca drops on Netflix on October 21.
Watch the trailer here: