Keeley Hawes Joins Netflix Cast for ‘Rebecca’

Bafta-nominated actress Keeley Hawes has joined Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Armie Hammer in Netflix’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic, Rebecca. The cast is loaded with stars, including Game of Thrones alum Ben Crompton. Keeley Hawes is best known for her roles in High-Rise and Bodyguard. Ann Dowd, #Bodyguard star Keeley Hawes, Sam Riley, and #GameOfThrones alum Ben Crompton have joined the cast of "Rebecca" alongside Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, and Armie Hammer pic.twitter.com/Ex7Kf2PJ72 — Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) May 31, 2019 Originally published in 1938, the gothic tale tells the story of a widower, Maxim de Winter, and his new …

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Keeley Hawes latest cast member announced for 'Rebecca' adaptation

Bafta-nominated actress Keeley Hawes has joined Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Armie Hammer in Netflix’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic, Rebecca. The cast is loaded with stars, including Game of Thrones alum Ben Crompton.

Keeley Hawes is best known for her roles in High-Rise and Bodyguard.

Originally published in 1938, the gothic tale tells the story of a widower, Maxim de Winter, and his new bride being haunted by the ghost of his former wife, Rebecca. The haunting isn’t as direct as in the traditional sense, her ghost isn’t walking the halls, but the past itself lingers in every part of the house. Du Maurier’s book was an instant success, selling a whopping 2.8 million between the time it was released and 1965.

Other new additions to the cast include Ann Dowd of The Handmaid’s Tale and Sam Riley of On the Road, and  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Production is set to start next week in the UK.

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