Last year, I first reported that Free Fire director Ben Wheatley would be directing a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca, which is based on the gothic romance novel by author Daphne du Maurier. The cast now reportedly consists of Free Fire’s Armie Hammer and Baby Driver’s Lily James with various trades including TheHollywoodReporter adding that veteran actress and Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas will be joining the Wheatley film.
Kristin’s lengthy career includes films such as The English Patient, Only God Forgives, Four Weddings and A Funeral, Darkest Hour, and the original Mission: Impossible.
They also mention a potential summer production start as we previously posted word they were eyeing a start sometime this month, which very well could have been pushed into June or even July.
Rebecca’s script was penned by Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Kick-Ass, The Woman In Black), who is currently showrunning HBO’s next Game of Thrones series The Long Night.
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.
The gothic romance tale’s production team includes cinematographer Laurie Rose (Free Fire), production designer Sarah Greenwood (Darkest Hour, Hanna, Atonement, Sherlock Holmes), and composer Clint Mansell (Requiem For A Dream, High-Rise, Ghost In The Shell).
Netflix has yet to give Rebecca an official release date.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER