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Ben Wheatley is directing a new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca

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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.

Ben Wheatley (Free Fire, High-Rise) is directing the film from a screenplay by Jane Goldman. Current revisions by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.

The new adaptation from Netflix will star Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, Misbehaviour), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hereditary), Sam Riley (Free Fire, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and Ben Crompton (Game of Thrones, Strike) join the previously announced Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James and Armie Hammer.

The film will start production next week in the UK and France.

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