The first trailer lands for Ben Wheatley’s new film, the new adaptation of Rebecca for the big screen – take a look right here.

Now this is exciting. For his latest project, the terrific director Ben Wheatley has ventured where Alfred Hitchcock has been before, with an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s book Rebecca. The adaptation has been penned by Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, and a hugely impressive cast has been brought together for it.

In the ensemble for this one are Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth and Bill Paterson. And we finally, finally have confirmation of a release date: Rebecca will debut on Netflix from October 21st.

Ahead of that, we have the first trailer and the official synopsis for the movie. We’ll start, in time honour fashion, with the trailer…

And here’s that synopsis…

After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) 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 (Kristin Scott Thomas). Directed by Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Free Fire) and produced by Working Title Films (Emma, Darkest Hour), REBECCA is a mesmerising and gorgeously rendered psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel.

Looking forward to this one – and not too long to wait now…

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