Keeley Hawes & Ann Dowd Join Netflix’s “Rebecca”

Netflix has rounded out the cast for its forthcoming adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’sRebecca.

Working title has added four names to its call sheet — Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, and Ben Crompton. They will star opposite previously announced Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, and Armie Hammer in the gothic thriller.

The story follows a newly married young woman who visits her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, where she finds herself battling the shadow of his dead first wife — the mysterious Rebecca — whose legacy continues to haunt the house. 

Ben Wheatley will direct from a script revised by Kingsman screenwriter Jane Goldman. According to Variety, the screenplay for the adaptation was first published in 1938.

Hawes is best known for her role on the series Bodyguard. Dowd’s credits include The Handmaid’s Tale. Crompton starred on HBO’s Game of Thrones. 

Production is scheduled to begin next week in the UK and France.