Ben Wheatley’s ‘Rebecca’ Taps ‘Darkest Hour’/’Sherlock Holmes’ Production Designer Sarah Greenwood

The upcoming Netflix remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca’ gains more progress as it builds up to filming.

HN Entertainment reports that production designer Sarah Greenwood has joined the film. The 6-time Oscar nominee’s credits include ‘Anna Karenina,’ ‘Atonement,’ ‘Hanna,’ ‘Our Kind of Traitor.’ There’s also ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,’ ‘Disney’s Beauty & The Beast,’ and ‘Darkest Hour.’

The synopsis is as follows:

“The film based on the 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier, follows a woman who marries a widower, but as his servants become more hostile, the newlywed grows more fearful, until she eventually learns the secret of what really happened to his first wife.”

The film is based on the gothic romance novel written by Daphne du Maurier. The screenplay was written by Jane Goldman (‘Stardust,’ ‘X-Men: First Class,’ and the ‘Kingsman’ franchise). She will be showrunning HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-off series fka ‘The Long Night.’

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British director Ben Wheatley is best known for his features ‘Sightseers,’ ‘Kill-List,’ ‘A Field In England,’ and ‘Free Fire.’

Also, actors Armie Hammer (‘Free Fire’) and Lily James (‘Baby Driver’) are reportedly attached to star in the lead roles. Production will begin this May in the United Kingdom.

Netflix has yet to announce a release date, but the film could be ready by the fall.

Source: HN Entertainment

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