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

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 …