Last Night In Soho is a straight-up psychological horror-thriller starring Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), the thriller follows Sandy, a young girl in 1960s London who meets her idol, a singer, before things begin to unravel.
Wright took to social media this yesterday to share a teaser clip, announcing that a full trailer will arrive tomorrow.
Here’s the teaser:
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The synopsis for Last Night In Soho reads:
“A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.”
Wright has cited Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion as inspirations for the film, and he previously said:
“It will feel very different to my other films. But I’ve always liked films which have a slow burn into something else, and a lot of my movies have that feeling. Last Night starts in a more psychological realm and then starts to get increasingly intense as it goes along. And I always like to gravitate towards making a film in genres I miss, and there’s a certain type of psychological horror film that you got more in the 60s and 70s that have something of an operatic nature. I’m using that kind of visual grammar.”
Wright co-wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917) and he also produces with Nira Park, and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
Last Night In Soho also stars Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), Terence Stamp (The Adjustment Bureau), Michael Ajao, Synnøve Karlsen, and Rita Tushingham.
Last Night In Soho opens in theaters on October 22nd.