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Today in brilliant casting moves: Kristin Scott Thomas will play Mrs. Danvers in Netflix’s adaptation of Rebecca.

Emily Temple

May 10, 2019, 12:23pm

In what can only be described as an act of inspired casting, the truly brilliant Kristin Scott Thomas will be joining Lily James and Armie Hammer in Ben Wheatley’s upcoming adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic masterpiece Rebeccaas all-time classic villain Mrs. Danvers, of course. If Netflix didn’t already take my money on a regular basis, I would be shaking it at them now.

In the meantime, might I suggest this essay about reading Rebecca in the age of Trump?

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