A ROYAL AFFAIR Director Nikolaj Arcel to Helm REBECCA Remake

Posted March 22, 2013 by Rick in Movie News

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DreamWorks’ remake of the classic 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film, Rebecca now has a new director named Nikolaj Arcel.  Arcel directed the Danish film A Royal Affair which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar this year.  He is expected to do a rewrite on the script, but sources say that he already has young actresses eyeing the film.

The story of Rebecca is about a young woman who marries a rich widower.  His late wife haunts their mansion estate and it causes a lot of problems throughout the story.  The remake of the script will slightly match Daphne Du Maurier’s source novel than Hitchcock’s film.