Lily James and Her Headband Are Going to Manderley Again in Netflix’s Rebecca Remake

Arms and Hammer. Photo: Kerry Brown/Netflix

One thing we all should have learned from the movies is never to go with a mysterious widower to a second location, and yet, in the year 2020, dewy ingénues continue to make this mistake! In this case, the ingénue in question is Lily James, starring in Netflix’s new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca as the second Mrs. de Winter. Armie Hammer, seen in a very arm-forward press still, plays her husband, Maxim de Winter, while Kristin Scott Thomas looms in the background of another still as the stern and intimidating maid Mrs. Danvers. Kristin Scott Thomas being stern? What a reach!

Considering this is a remake, she’s really the second-second Mrs. de Winter. Photo: Kerry Brown/Netflix
Is this hat too Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society or … ? Photo: Kerry Brown/Netflix

Ben Wheatley is directing this version of Rebecca, which debuts on Netflix on October 21. He’ll have to do his best to live up to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film, which won Best Picture and starred Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, and Judith Anderson. Speaking of Fontaine, it is really too bad that her sister, Olivia de Havilland, has passed, because she’d probably have something good to say, or sue, about all this.

So many hats! Photo: Kerry Brown/Netflix
See Lily James, Armie Hammer, Various Headwear in Rebecca