Rebecca: first trailer for Netflix adaptation

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Daphne du Maurier’s iconic 1938 tome gets the Netflix treatment…

Kill List and High Rise director Ben Wheatley has made a pit stop at Netflix on the way to helming his upcoming Tomb Raider sequel. A psychological thriller adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name, Rebecca stars Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd and Sam Riley, with a screenplay written by Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse.

We now have a first trailer for the film, which you can see below…

And here’s a synopsis from Netflix, but you may be familiar with the story if you’ve seen any of the other versions of the tale:

“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).”

Rebecca will be streaming on Netflix UK from 21 October.