Edgar Wright’s next film ‘Last Night in Soho’ now has a start date for filming: May 20 in London, England. The cast, so far, comprises of Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, and Matt Smith.
As for crew, 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, the cinematographer is Jake Polonsky, and not the usual choice of Bill Pope. Polonsky shot ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,’ and was a second unit cinematographer on ‘The World’s End.’
‘Last Night in Soho’ is a psychological horror-thriller, 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.”
Also, Collider recently gave some details regarding the setting and characters:
“The film will take place in two different time periods — the ’60s and modern day. Taylor-Joy will play the lead in the ’60s, while McKenzie will play a fashion student in modern day scenes, according to sources. I hear Smith will be playing Taylor-Joy’s manager of sorts, though it’s unclear whether that makes her an actress, a singer or something else entirely.”
Meanwhile, Wright is still working on his documentary about the cult band Sparks.
Moreover, the screenplay is from Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns (‘Penny Dreadful,’ ‘1917’). The film is a Focus and Working Title co-production.
The film does not yet have a release date.
Source: Discussing Film