Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca is available to stream now on Netflix, and it joins a long line of Daphne du Maurier big-screen adaptations. The British author is a giant of psychological thrillers – she wrote 17 novels, as well as an assortment of short stories, plays, and non-fiction. Her work has been adapted for the silver screen by a host of directors, from the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock to Roger Michell, who’s usually best known for romcoms à la the Hugh Grant-fronted Notting Hill.
Like its predecessors, the newest iteration of Rebecca features an all-star cast. Armie Hammer plays brooding aristocrat Maxim de Winter, while Lily James is his new wife and Kristen Scott Thomas portrays the intimidating housekeeper Mrs Danvers, who’s obsessed with Maxim’s late first wife – the eponymous Rebecca. Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes and The Handmaid’s Tale’s Ann Dowd also have supporting roles.