A writer behind such celebrated works such as The Birds and Rebecca, which were both given the Alfred Hitchcock treatment in the years 1940 and 1963 respectively.
Now with this summer’s adaptation of My Cousin Rachel, it’s no wonder there’s many intrigued by how Roger Michell’s (Notting Hill) cinematic take on the Daphne Du Maurier novel will turn out.
In this latest featurette for the film released by Fox Searchlight, various cast members Rachel Weisz (The Light Between Oceans), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games), Holliday Grainger (Cinderella) and Iain Glen (Game Of Thrones) discuss the style and themes running through Du Maurier’s book which are set to prevent it from being a run-of-the-mill period piece on-screen.
My Cousin Rachel is released on 9th June 2017.
‘A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.’