'Rebecca': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's psychological thriller

The movie, directed by Ben Wheatley, is based on Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name. Read on to know more 

                            'Rebecca': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's psychological thriller

A woman marries a widowed man following a dizzying romance. When she moves into his manor, she discovers that the house is haunted by memories of his ex-wife. In Netflix's upcoming movie 'Rebecca', Lily James stars as the young woman who finds herself confronted with the ghost of her husband's past. How much is there to worry, how much is there to fear? The new Mrs de Winter is soon to find out. 

Here's everything we know about the upcoming movie that is based on Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name. 

Release date

'Rebecca' is scheduled to be released on 21 October, 2020 on Netflix.


According to the official synopsis of the movie, "After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim's first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley's sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas)."


Lily James as Mrs de Winter

Lily James attends the UK Premiere of 'Yesterday' at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on June 18, 2019, in London, England (Getty Images)

James is best known for her work in 'Downton Abbey', for playing the title role in 'Cinderella', 'War & Peace', 'Darkest Hour', 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' and 'Yesterday'. 

Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter

Armie Hammer attends the Go Campaign's 13th Annual Go Gala at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 16, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Hammer is best known for his work in David Fincher's 'The Social Network', a role for which he won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor. He's also known for his work in 'Call Me By Your Name', for which he earned a nomination for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. 

Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs Danvers

Kristin Scott Thomas attends the Photo London Event at Dover Street Market on May 16, 2019, in London, England (Getty Images)

Thomas requires no introduction. The five-time BAFTA Award and Olivier Award nominee is best known for her work on 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and on 'The Seagull' for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress. For her work in 'The English Patient', she was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. 

Apart from them, the movie also stars Ben Crompton, Tom Goodman-Hill as Frank Crawley, Keeley Hawes as Beatrice Lacy, Sam Riley as Jack Favell, Ann Dowd as Mrs Van Hopper, Mark Lewis Jones as Inspector Welch, Jane Lapotaire as The Grandmother, and Ashleigh Reynolds as Robert.


The psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier's extremely popular 1938 gothic novel of the same name and is directed by Ben Wheatley (of 'High Rise', 'Free Fire' fame) and produced by Working Title Films. The screenplay is written by Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse.


You can watch the official trailer by Netflix here:



Where to watch

'Rebecca' will be available to stream on Netflix on October 21. 

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