Back in February, I first revealed that writer-director Ben Wheatley (Free Fire, Kill-List) would be remaking Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca, based on the gothic romance novel by Daphne du Maurier. It was finally confirmed by trades in the fall, adding that Jane Goldman (The Long Night, Woman In Black) would be penning the script with Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name, Free Fire) and Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver, Downton Abbey) attached for the lead roles. Netflix had also picked up the project.
Well, I have an update concerning the film’s production as HN Entertainment has learned they are now eyeing a production start in May in the United Kingdom.
The film based on the 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier, follows a woman who marries a widower, but as his servants become more hostile, the newlywed grows more fearful, until she eventually learns the secret of what really happened to his first wife.
Rebecca’s screenwriter Jane Goldman is busy herself as she is writing/showrunning HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series The Long Night, which will explore the origins of the white walkers.
Armie Hammer is also expected to take an upcoming role in Kenneth Branagh’s murder mystery Death On The Nile for 20th Century Fox.
Netflix has yet to announce when Rebecca will be ready to be released on the streaming platform but could be ready by the fall.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT