‘Rebecca’ cast: ‘The Durrells’ star joins new Daphne du Maurier adaptation

More cast members have been confirmed for Netflix’s new Rebecca movie.

Based on Daphne du Maurier’s classic romantic Gothic thriller, the movie began filming earlier this month in the UK and France.

Rebecca was first published in 1938 and previously adapted by Alfred Hitchcock for his 1940 film, starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.

The new version is being directed by Ben Wheatley from a script by Jane Goldman, who wrote 2012’s The Woman in Black and is working on the new Game of Thrones prequel series.

It’s now been announced that Keeley Hawes (The Durrells), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sam Riley (SS-GB) and Ben Crompton (Game of Thrones) have been added to the cast.

They join the previously announced Lily James (Downton Abbey), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) and Kristin Scott Thomas (Four Weddings and a Funeral).

Rebecca tells the story of a newly-married young woman who, on arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca, whose legacy continues to haunt the house.

The movie is expected to premiere on Netflix in late 2019.

Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca is available on Amazon.