Rebecca movie starts filming for Netflix


Ben Wheatley has shifted into production on a film adaptation of Rebecca, based on the famous novel by Daphne du Maurier.

The story follows a young woman who marries an aristocratic widower, but the spirit of the man’s late first wife looms over their relationship.

Working Title is producing the Netflix movie, which Wheatley is directing from a script credited to Jane Goldman and Steven Knight. Filming is scheduled for the UK and France.

Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas are starring.

The original book was first published in 1938 and has been dramatised several times for both film and television. Hitchcock’s famous 1940 feature adaptation starred Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine and won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Cinematography. 

Working Title is also currently filming new movie Last Night in Soho, Edgar Wright’s next feature, and is also pre-production on a second series of action drama Hanna. 


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