Now we’re immense Hitchcock fans and though Psycho casts a long shadow over all his catalogue of films it is well worth revisiting many of the others of which Rebecca was one of his best. It was his first Hollywood film after moving to he US and won the 1940 Best Film Oscar and earned Hitchcock a Best Director nomination, his first of five , though he would never win. Well now we have a remake for Netflix by Brit director Ben Wheatley and now we have the Rebecca trailer …..
A young newlywed arrives at her husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
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 (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.
With a screenplay by Jane Goldman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse it is based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier whose books became several Hitchcock films Including Jamaica Inn & The Birds. The film has a great cast Cast that includes Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth, Bill Paterson.
Rebecca will launch globally on Netflix on October 21
Here’s the Rebecca trailer…….