Sitting here typing out a new publication work makes me wonder whether or not I should admit what I’m about to. But as I cop to pretty much everything (like my lack of classic literature reading), I figure this is no different. I’ve never read let alone seen the classic story that is Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. Despite this being all over the inter-webs (and therefore everyone already knows about it), I’m going to share the news about the Rebecca Netflix adaptation.
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One of many adaptations, this 2020 version has an impressive cast, and though it’s a small group, a set of pretty pictures appeared at the end of last week. For those of you, who perhaps are like me (and haven’t seen this one), the plot reads something like this:
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). This says it’s according to Netflix
The cast includes Armie Hammer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mirror Mirror); Kristin Scott Thomas; Keeley Hawes; Sam Riley; and the always lovely Lily James from Downton Abbey, Cinderella and most recently, Yesterday. The film is PG-13, with an estimated October debut.
Needless to say I don’t know that this will be a period drama that suits my preferences, but I’m still going to watch the haunting drama. Even if only for the cast alone! The premiere on Netflix is also perfect timing with its late October (the 21st) drop, which means it’ll be a great atmospheric autumn debut. Plus, as usual, the costumes look pretty. Here’s a look at the romantic (and spooky!) photos.A Haunting New Drama: ‘Rebecca’ Comes to Netflix + Pretty Photos! #PeriodDrama #Netflix #Rebecca #Romance Click To Tweet
What are your thoughts on this new 2020 Rebecca Netflix adaptation? Does it look good, bad or so-so? Would any of these actors have been your dream picks for the characters? Comment all of your thoughts in the comment section – let’s talk.
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Interesting. I have read the book ~ twice. It’s one of my favorites. Excellent cast. It does look good. I hope to see it. Thanks.
YAY! Hope you like it then, Kathy. It’s always hard when a book you love doesn’t live up to expectations as an adaptation. :)
Rebecca is my favorite book and my favorite adaptation. I love Hitchcock and the PBS mini series just as well. I am anxious to see how this one compares! Great cast!
I haven’t seen any of them, but this cast looks TOO good to pass up. I’ll for sure see this one if not the older versions.
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