The Limehouse Golem — Trailer

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added: Mon, May 8th '17

Bill Nighy tries to track down a 19th-century serial killer in the newly released trailer for the Victorian-era mystery thriller "The Limehouse Golem."

In this stylish adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's 1994 Gothic novel, adapted by screenwriter Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, The Woman in Black), Nighy plays Detective Inspector John Kildare. It's a role that was initially offered to the late, great Alan Rickman, who had to drop the project due to the state of his terminal illness.

In the film, which incorporates fictional characters with real-life historical figures, Nighy's detective character is tasked with solving a horrifying crime case involving the grisly murders of several unidentified victims. While the killer taunts the detective with cryptic messages written in blood, he stumbles onto a possible eye witness (played by Olivia Cooke; from "Bates Motel" and "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"). She is terrified of talking to the inspector as she fears the murderer is after her.

In addition to Nighy and Cooke, the cast also includes Sam Reid ('71), Douglas Booth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), Daniel Mays (Rogue One), Maria Valverde (Exodus: Gods and Kings) and Morgan Watkins (Kingsman: The Secret Service).

Directed by Spanish horror director Juan Carlos Medina (Painless), "The Limehouse Golem" will open in the U.K. on September 1st.

synopsis:
Set on the unforgiving, squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880, our tale begins in the baroque, grandiose music hall where the capital's most renowned performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth) takes to the stage. The whimsical thespian performs a monologue, informing his dedicated audience of the ghastly fate of a young woman who had once adorned this very stage, his dear friend Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke); for the beguiling songstress is facing up to her forthcoming death by hanging, having been accused of murdering her husband John Cree (Sam Reid). Lizzie's death seems inevitable, until Detective Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy) is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem -- a nefarious, calculating serial killer, murdering innocent, unconnected victims, leaving behind barely identifiable corpses – and his distinctive signature in blood. All is not what it seems and everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret.

 

directed by   Juan Carlos Medina

starring   Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Sam Reid, Douglas Booth, Eddie Marsan, Daniel Mays, Maria Valverde, Morgan Watkins

release date   September 1, 2017 (U.K. release)

 
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