“Brilliantly chilling and wicked”
Jane Goldman (Kick Ass, Stardust, The Woman in Black) adapts Peter Ackroyd’s brilliantly chilling and wicked crime novel Dan Leno and The Limehouse Golem. Spanish director Juan Carlos Medina (Insensibles) will direct, with cast including Bill Nighy (Dad’s Army, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Douglas Booth (Noah, Jupiter Ascending).
London, 1880. In the dangerous Limehouse district, a series of murders have shaken the community. So monstrous and ruthless are these crimes that the press claim they’re the work of The Golem – a legendary creature from dark times…
Confronted by a murderer of a yet unknown kind and with no genuine leads, the police put the vastly experienced Detective Inspector Kildare (Nighy) on the case, a scapegoat for when the next victim surfaces.
The Limehouse Golem, a gothic murder mystery in the style of Se7en and in the vein of The Woman In Black, will be produced by Number 9 Films’ Stephen Woolley (Interview With The Vampire), Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol) and Joanna Laurie (Hyena).
Director: Juan Carlos Medina
Writer: Jane Goldman
Cast: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth
Status: Gala Premiere, TIFF 2016; UK Release: 01/09/17
NSF Status: Finance