Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ Enlists Anya Taylor-Joy

Feb 4, 2019

Anya Taylor-Joy (‘Split,’ ‘Glass,’) will play one of the leads in Edgar Wright’s next film ‘Last Night in Soho.’

HN Entertainment was the first to report the official title, as well as some crew additions.

Production designer Marcus Rowland is reteaming with Wright for this film. He has worked on all of the films Wright has directed: ‘Shaun of The Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz,’ ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World,’ ‘The World’s End,’ and ‘Baby Driver.’ He’s also worked with Wright’s collaborator Joe Cornish on his two films: ‘Attack The Block’ and ‘The Kid Who Would Be King.’ Further, Rowland worked on the upcoming ‘Rocketman.’

Also on board as cinematographer is Jake Polonsky. He did ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,’ and was a second unit cinematographer on ‘The World’s End.’

Taylor-Joy broke out with A24’s ‘The Witch,’ from Robert Eggers. Her next projects are Fox’s ‘The New Mutants’ and the Netflix series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,’ both releasing this year. The former will release August 2, while the latter currently does not have a date.

‘Last Night in Soho’ is a psychological horror-thriller. However, exact plot details are unknown other then the story being set in London’s Soho district, starring a female lead. Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Don’t Look Now’ and Roman Polanski’s ‘Repulsion’ are influences on the film.

Wright had this to say on the project:

“I realised I had never made a film about central London – specifically Soho, somewhere I’ve spent a huge amount of time in the last 25 years. With ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ you make movies about places you’ve lived in. This movie is about the London I’ve existed in.”

Meanwhile, Wright is continuing to work on his documentary about the cult band Sparks.

Additionally, the ‘Baby Driver’ sequel is still in development:

“A first draft of ‘Baby Driver 2’ exists, and takes the story further.”


“The film introduces a whole swathe of new characters following the original’s high body-count.”


Moreover, the screenplay of ‘Last Night in Soho’ is from Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns (‘Penny Dreadful,’ ‘1917’). The film is a Focus and Working Title co-production.

Production is aiming to start this summer in London. The film does not yet have a release date.

Source: EmpireVariety and HN Entertainment

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