Ben Wheatley is one of the most interesting directors working today. As I’ve stated many times, I consider A Field In England to be one of the best films of the last ten years.
Wheatley’s next film is going to be an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic gothic tale, Rebecca! Alfred Hitchcock adaptation of du Maurier’s novel was named the Best Picture of 1940. Wheatley’s version has been described as a “modern” updating of the classic story.
Rebecca will be released on Netflix on October 21st and it will star Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas in the roles that were previously played by Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, and Judith Anderson. Here’s the trailer: