Movies Rebecca

VARIETY – Lily James and Armie Hammer are set to star in Netflix and Working Title’s “Rebecca,” directed by Ben Wheatley.

Jane Goldman is writing the screenplay, adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel of the same name. The story follows a newly married young woman who, upon arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his deceased first wife, the mysterious Rebecca, whose legacy continues to haunt the house.

Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce along with Nira Park. The film is expected to go into production in the spring.

James most recently starred in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” and can next be seen in an untitled Danny Boyle pic. Her previous credits include “Baby Driver” alongside Ansel Elgort, “Darkest Hour,” and “Cinderella.”

Hammer will next appear in Mimi Leder’s “On the Basis of Sex,” Anthony Maras’ “Hotel Mumbai,” and Babak Anvari’s untitled movie. His other credits include the critically acclaimed “Call Me by Your Name,” “Sorry to Bother You,” and Wheatley’s action-comedy “Free Fire.”

James is represented by UTA and Tavistock Wood Management. Hammer is repped by WME and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Wheatley and Goldman are repped by WME and Independent Talent Group. Wheatley is also repped by Bloom Hergott.

Appearances

Yesterday (October 17), Lily attended the press night after party for “Company” at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London.

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Public Appearances > 2018 > “Company” Press Night – After Party
Appearances

As patron, Lily attended a special screening of ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ to support the MND Association on July 22 in London. Check the gallery for pictures!

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Public Appearances > 2018 > ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ MNDA Charity Screening
Appearances

Lily and Amanda Seyfried stopped by AOL BUILD to speak about ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ on July 19 in New York City. The whole interview can be found below and high quality pictures have also been added to the gallery so enjoy!

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Public Appearances > 2018 > AOL BUILD Speaker Series: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’

Interviews

PEOPLE – When the Downton Abbey cast returns for the upcoming big screen movie adaption, it will be without one of the series’ beloved stars: Lily James.

The actress, who starred as Lady Rose MacClare on the PBS drama, confirmed to PEOPLE that she will not appear in the Downton Abbey movie, which has officially been greenlit.

“I’m sadly not, but I’m so excited for it — I’m going to be front row,” James, 29, tells PEOPLE of not being part of the film.

“I spoke to Laura [Carmichael] not long ago and was texting Michelle [Dockery] about Love Island and it’s going to be really exciting. And the whole gang is coming back,” shares James, who stars in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, in theaters Friday.

As for why James’ character will not be featured in the film, the British star confirms that “it wasn’t schedules.”

She explains: “My character Rose moved off to New York, so it would be farfetched to bring her back.”

“I would have loved to have come back for a scene, but for a movie it can’t be like a Christmas special and it needs to be a focused storyline,” James adds, noting, “There was no space for Rose.”

James might surprise Downton Abbey fans in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which finds the actress portraying a young Donna (Meryl Streep’s character) and singing along with her group The Dynamos.

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Appearances

On July 1, Lily and Matt Smith attended the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, England. The gallery has been updated with high quality pictures so make sure to check them out!

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All About Eve Theatre

PLAYBILL – Golden Globe-winning actor Gillian Anderson (The Fall, The X-Files) has signed on to star as Margo Channing in the Ivo van Hove-helmed stage adaptation of All About Eve in London, according to journalist Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail.

Last seen on the London stage as Blanche DuBois in the Young Vic revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, she replaces the previously tapped Cate Blanchett, who withdrew from the production earlier this year due to a scheduling conflict.

Joining Anderson as Eve Harrington will be Cinderella star Lily James, soon to be seen as a young Meryl Streep in the upcoming film sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Performances will reportedly begin in February 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre in London. Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions are attached.

The Oscar-winning 1950 film All About Eve was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr. The movie starred Bette Davis as Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star, and Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing’s life.

The film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture.

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Lily is featured in Sky Mobile’s new campaign “Hello Possible”. You can watch the tv spot below!