You’re not dreaming. We are going back to Manderley thanks to Rebecca, the latest from director Ben Wheatley.

Yes, this is that Rebecca. Again. But hey, the Daphne du Maurier novel keeps being revisited because it’s that good. Its twisty tale of loves new and recently gone has it all: class-defying romance, a lavish estate, possible murder. I know Hitchcock already did an amazing adaptation, but this is far from the worst story to revisit.

source: Netflix

Wheatley has his hands full trying to live up to the previous film version, and this isn’t even the kind of material he usually takes on. More known for horror, thriller, or science fiction genre fare, a stately romantic mystery is out of left field, but hopefully, that means he can bring an unusual spin that will differentiate this adaptation.

Such a high-profile project naturally attracted a strong cast, with Armie Hammer taking over as the wealthy, older Maxim while Lily James plays his new, much younger flame. Lurking around every corner will be Kristin Scott Thomas as the infamous Mrs. Danvers, who from the trailer looks to be chewing up everything, as she should.

Yeah, you probably know what happened to Rebecca and what will become of the new lovers, but with a journey this delectable, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Rebecca is directed by Ben Wheatley and stars Armie Hammer, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas. It will be released worldwide on Netflix and in select theaters on October 21st, 2020.

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