Netflix has announced that Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sam Riley (Free Fire) and Ben Crompton (Game of Thrones) have been cast alongside the previously announced Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James and Armie Hammer in director Ben Wheatley’s (Free Fire, High-Rise) upcoming adaptation of the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel Rebecca.
The official synopsis for Rebecca reads:
Rebecca 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.
Rebecca was previously adapted for the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock back in 1940, with Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson starring in the roles of Maxim de Winter, the Second Mrs. de Winter, and the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers.
Filming on Rebecca is set to get underway this coming week, with Wheatley directing from a script by Jane Goldman (The Woman in Black, X-Men: First Class).