Dark Gothic mystery The Limehouse Golem has its world premiere at TIFF this weekend
Having its world premiere on Saturday, September 10th at the Ryerson Theatre as part of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival is director Juan Carlos Medina’s The Limehouse Golem, a dark, Gothic horror film starring Bill Nighy (Underworld), Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth and Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan).
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, trademark ‘M’. All is not what it seems and everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret.
The Limehouse Golem was written by Jane Goldman (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) based on Peter Ackroyd’s novel “Dan Leno and The Limehouse Golem.” The film is produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Joanna Laurie and Stephen Woolley for Number 9 Films and executive produced by Peter Hampden, Nicki Hattingh, Norman Merry, Anne Sheehan, Christopher Simon.
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