After a stormy romance with the handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer) in Monte Carlo, a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderly, her new husband’s impressive family estate on the windy coast of England. Naive and inexperienced, she enters a new life, standing in the shadow of Rebecca, Maxim’s elegant first wife, whose memory the housewife, Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas), tries to maintain at all costs.
The film was directed by Ben Wheatley (“High-Rise”, “Free Fire”) and produced by Working Title Films studio (“Emma”, “Time of Darkness”). The screenplay is from Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. In addition to Lily James and Armie Hammer, the cast featured Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth, and Bill Paterson.
In 1940, a movie “Rebekah” Alfred Hitchcock directed the novel Daphne du Maurier. The picture was awarded with a picture for the best film of the year. Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine starred in the production.
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