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.
The film is based 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.
Now, some 80 years later, Netflix’s Rebecca adaptation will star Lily James and Armie Hammer in the lead roles, with Working Title Films (The Theory of Everything; Bridget Jones’s Diary; Love, Actually) producing.
Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ann Dowd lead the all-star cast based on the 1938 gothic novel.
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.
Lily James (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Cinderella) stars as newlywed Mrs. de Winter, while Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name, On the Basis of Sex) plays her husband, Maxim de Winter.
The story about a young newlywed who lives in the shadow of her husband’s first wife, Rebecca, on a sprawling family estate on the English coast was nothing short of mesmerizing.
Lily James and Armie Hammer are starring in a Netflix adaptation of 'Rebecca'! https://t.co/8n1Q6LopyV— Glamour (@glamourmag) August 8, 2020