Lily James and Armie Hammer in Rebecca

Lily James

Lily James and Armie Hammer have boarded Working Title Films’ iteration of Rebecca for Netflix. 

Production Intelligence confirmed in July that Ben Wheatley is at the helm of the adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic gothic novel.

The story was most famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock with stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine – that feature won two Academy Awards in 1940 including Best Picture. 

The story centres on a newly-married young woman who, upon arriving at her husband’s large family estate on a bleak part of the English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his late wife, the mysterious Rebecca. 

Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan produce alongside Nira Park, with filming currently lined up for late spring next year. 

Working Title is also gearing up for principal photography on a starry adaptation of the musical Cats, starring Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, James Corden and Idris Elba. 

Photo: Getty Images/WireImage/Dave J Hogan. 


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