Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace) and Matt Smith (The Crown, Doctor Who) are set to join the cast of Working Title's Last Night in Soho, Edgar Wright's upcoming psychological thriller set in London.
Thomasin McKenzie and Smith join previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy. Wright and Penny Dreadful scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns co-wrote the screenplay. Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Wright will produce. Focus Features and Film4 will co-finance the film. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.
Thomasin McKenzie is represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, Industry Entertainment and Gail Cowan. Matt Smith is represented by by UTA and Troika Talent.
Last Night in Soho is set to begin production this summer with Anya Taylor-Joy, following her breakout role in The Witch followed by Split and Glass. The psychological drama will be Edgar Wright's follow-up to the blockbuster smash hit Baby Driver. No plot details have been announced. The project has been described as a modern take on the classic Don't Look Now and Roman Polanski's Repulsion. Wright is currently finishing work on a documentary that chronicles the pop band Sparks. He is also currently developing Baby Driver 2.
Along with the latest Edgar Wright movie, Focus Features acquires and produces specialty films for the global market, and holds a library of iconic movies from fearless filmmakers.
Current and upcoming domestic releases from Focus include Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman; Won't You Be My Neighbor?, director Morgan Neville's documentary on Mister Rogers; On the Basis of Sex, the real-life drama of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer; Asghar Farhadi's Spanish-language drama Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz; Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's directorial debut The Mustang; Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die with Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Selena Gomez; Neil Jordan's thriller Greta starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz; Harriet about the iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. and directed by Kasi Lemmons; and the anticipated Downtown Abbey movie starring the entire original cast.
Universal Pictures International has led distribution in select markets for titles including BlacKkKlansman; The Dead Don't Die; Harriet, Downtown Abbey, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Greta, Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) and The Mustang.
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