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Keeley Hawes joins Ben Wheatley's Rebecca for Netflix

Story by Jack Foley

KEELEY Hawes has joined the impressive cast of Rebecca, a new film from Ben Wheatley for Netflix.

Hawes will line up alongside fellow newcomers Emmy Award Winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hereditary), Sam Riley (Free Fire, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and Ben Crompton (Game of Thrones, Strike).

Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James and Armie Hammer have previously been announced among the principal cast members.

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 film will start production this coming week in the UK and France. It is based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, which has been written by Jane Goldman with current revisions by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse.