WHO’S IN IT?
Lily James (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Kristin Scott Thomas (The Party), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Imitation Game), Keeley Hawes (Misbehaviour), Sam Riley (Control), Ann Dowd (Compliance), Ben Crompton (Kill List), Mark Lewis Jones (The Good Liar), Jane Lapotaire (Surviving Picasso)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ben Wheatley (Free Fire), director; Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Joe Shrapnel (Seberg) and Anna Waterhouse (Race), writers; Tim Bevan (Hot Fuzz), Eric Fellner (Love Actually) and Nira Park (Baby Driver), producers; Clint Mansell (Black Swan), composer; Laurie Rose (Kill List), cinematographer; Jonathan Amos (Attack the Block), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After a whirlwind romance, a young woman (James) marries the dashing bachelor Maxim de Winter (Hammer) and is transported to his family estate on the English coast. There, she comes into conflict with the cold-hearted housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Thomas), and realises that the legacy of Maxim’s first wife – a mysterious woman by the name of Rebecca – still casts a shadow over her husband’s life, and eventually her own…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Ben Wheatley becomes the next major filmmaker to take on Daphne du Maurier’s classic gothic novel – it had previously been adapted into an Oscar-winning movie by none other than Alfred Hitchcock – and in doing so, he brings a modern sensibility to the timeless story.