Netflix has released that the first trailer for Ben Wheatley's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's romantic thriller novel Rebecca.
The movie, which stars Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) and Lily James (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again), arrives on Netflix on October 21.
In the film, Scott Thomas plays haughty housekeeper Mrs Danvers, while Hammer and James play Manderley manor owner Maxim de Winter and his new wife respectively.
It looks like Wheatley's take on the story will follow the plot's novel which follows a young woman after she moves in to her husband's vast abode and finds herself struggling to live up to her debonair partner's late spouse, Rebecca, whose death is shrouded in mystery.
The synopsis reads: "After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter, a newly married young woman arrives at Manderley, her new husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast.
"Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim's first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley's sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers."
The Handmaid's Tale star Ann Dowd, Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Mark Lewis Jones, Maleficent's Sam Riley and The Durrells' Keeley Hawes round out the cast.
Wheatley's take on the classic gothic tale comes 80 years after Alfred Hitchcock directed Judith Anderson, Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier in his very own version.
The atmospheric, black-and-white picture marked Hitchcock's first project in the US, and went on to win Best Cinematography and Best Picture at the 13th Academy Awards in 1941.
Rebecca is scheduled for release on Netflix on Wednesday, October 21.
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