Director Ben Wheatley’s (Free Fire) next film would be a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca for Netflix with Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) and Lily James (Baby Driver) set to take the lead roles. Wheatley would be directing from a script penned by Jane Goldman (The Long Night, Kingsman, X-Men: First Class), which is based on the original novel by Daphne du Maurier.
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.
There is now a familiar crew member joining the remake, who has previously worked with Ben multiple times.
We’ve now learned that cinematographer Laurie Rose is expected to yet again reunite with Wheatley on Rebecca. Rose’s credits include Overlord, Free Fire, Stan and Ollie, High-Rise, Sightseers, Kill-List, A Field In England, and the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.
We previously revealed that six-time Oscar-nominated production designer/art director Sarah Greenwood (Darkest Hour, Sherlock Holmes, Atonement) is part of Rebecca’s crew lineup as well and will lend her skills as production designer.
Filming is expected to begin this May in the United Kingdom.
Netflix has yet to give Rebecca an official drop date on the streaming service.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT