New Information about Upcoming Book Related News
Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca coming to Netflix
I know I’m definitely late to the party when it comes to reporting this, but Netflix is doing a movie adaption of another book. This book is the famous novel called, “Rebecca,” by Daphne Du Maurier. I have not read this book but if you know me well by now it will be on my never ending list of books I want to read. Although I have not read the book, I know Alfred Hitchcock adapted it into a movie that came out in 1940. In the Netflix film, Lily James who was in Disney’s live action Cinderella, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Guernsey Potato Peel Society and Downton Abbey will play the De Winter wife. Armie Hammer from Mirror Mirror, The Lone Ranger and the upcoming Death on the Nile will play her husband.
According to Vulture.com Ben Wheatley is directing this version of Rebecca, which debuts on Netflix on October 21. The Amazon description explains what Rebecca is about. Its basically a mystery with a touch of creepiness. With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten—a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house’s current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim’s first wife—the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.
I’m excited to see how it will do on Netflix especially since I’m a huge fan of Lily James. If my local library has it I will check out Rebecca and read it myself before watching the movie. Have a good evening (or morning depending on where you are in the world). As always happy reading!