Kristin Scott Thomas to Play Mrs. Danvers in ‘Rebecca’

Kristin Scott Thomas, nominee for 1996’s Academy Award for Best Actress for The English Patient, has joined Lily James and Armie Hammer in the Netflix adaptation of Rebecca.   In 1938 the world received Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel Rebecca. The novel a naïve young woman in her early 20s who marries with a wealthy Englishman, George Fortescue Maximilian “Maxim” de Winter, only to discover there are secrets involving Maxim’s deceased second wife. The novel has stayed in the public consciousness, being listed as at number 14 on the UK survey The Big Read in 2003 and even winning the UK’s favorite book of the past 225 years in a …

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Kristin Scott Thomas, nominee for 1996’s Academy Award for Best Actress for The English Patient, has joined Lily James and Armie Hammer in the Netflix adaptation of Rebecca.

 

"Rebecca" Book Cover
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In 1938 the world received Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel Rebecca. The novel a naïve young woman in her early 20s who marries with a wealthy Englishman, George Fortescue Maximilian “Maxim” de Winter, only to discover there are secrets involving Maxim’s deceased second wife.

The novel has stayed in the public consciousness, being listed as at number 14 on the UK survey The Big Read in 2003 and even winning the UK’s favorite book of the past 225 years in a poll by bookseller W H Smith, even beating out 1984 by George Orwell.

Obviously, given this popularity, the book has been adapted numerous times across various different formats – from radio to television to film.

 

Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca"
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Infamously, Alfred Hitchcock made the first adaptation, which currently holds a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

But the show must go on, as they say, and a new adaptation is in the works. Previously, we here in the Bookstr family reported that Lily James and Armie Hammer had joined the cast, but in a new update brought to us by Deadline: Kristin Scott Thomas has joined the cast.

 

Kristin Scott Thomas
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Recently, Kristen Scott Thomas appeared in Darkest Hour as Clementine Churchill, a role which got her the nomination for a BAFTA Award. Now she’s apart of this Ben Wheatley film (whose previously worked on A Field in EnglandHigh-Rise, and Free Fire).

Moviefone reveals that Kristen Scott Thomas will portray the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers. I wonder what she’ll look like?

It might be a long wait, but at least the film is set to shoot this summer in the UK and France.

 

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