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Lily James and Armie Hammer in first look pictures from Rebecca adaptation

The film is directed by Ben Wheatley.

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Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs de Winter (Kerry Brown/Netflix/PA)

Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs de Winter (Kerry Brown/Netflix/PA)

Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs de Winter (Kerry Brown/Netflix/PA)

Lily James and Armie Hammer look into each other’s eyes in first look images from the new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca.

The film, directed by Ben Wheatley, stars James as a young newlywed following a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with widower Maxim de Winter (Hammer).

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Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter and Lily James as Mrs. de Winter (Kerry Brown/Netflix)

Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter and Lily James as Mrs. de Winter (Kerry Brown/Netflix)

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Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter and Lily James as Mrs. de Winter (Kerry Brown/Netflix)

The couple arrive at his imposing family estate, Manderley, on the windswept English coast but the recent bride finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, the elegant Rebecca.

Long after her death, her legacy lives on in the house, kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers, played by Kristin Scott Thomas.

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Lily James as Mrs. de Winter and Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers (Kerry Brown/Netflix)

Lily James as Mrs. de Winter and Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers (Kerry Brown/Netflix)

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Lily James as Mrs. de Winter and Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers (Kerry Brown/Netflix)

The script has been adapted from the 1938 gothic novel by Jane Goldman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse.

The film also stars Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth and Bill Paterson.

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(Kerry Brown/Netflix)

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(Kerry Brown/Netflix)

It will be released on Netflix on October 21.

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