Trailer Unveiled For Thrilling Period Drama ‘The Limehouse Golem’

May 10, 2017

In exciting news for murder mystery fans, the first trailer for The Limehouse Golem has been released, starring Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke.

Set in Victorian London, Nighy plays Inspector John Kildare, a detective on the hunt for a proficient serial killer. As fear of the killer grows in the Limehouse community of London, the old myth of a terrifying Golem begins to seem like the only answer to the unaccountable crimes. All Kildare knows is that the killer must surely be human, and he’s got three prime suspects in his eyeline.

Watch the gripping first trailer below:

Based on a Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, the film looks like a promising blend of acting and writing talent, with screenplay writer Jane Goldman (The Woman in Black, Stardust) bringing her practised gift for adaptations to this latest project. The trailer has appearances from the always-underrated Daniel Mays, as well as period drama stalwarts Eddie Marsan and Douglas Booth. As an added behind-the-scenes fact, Alan Rickman was tied to this film in the lead role before production, but had to drop out due to his ill health. The producers have revealed that this film has a special dedication to the late, and much missed, actor.

The Limehouse Golem is scheduled to reach UK cinemas on 1 September 2017.

More about Jen Scouler

Jen Scouler is a magazine journalist, film critic and the founder of Lost In Drama. With degrees in both English Literature and Digital Journalism, she has experience of writing for popular print and online publications. Jen is also devoted to her metaphorical novelist aunties - Aunt Jane, Charlotte and Ursula are particular favourites - and is usually found with an Earl Grey tea in hand.

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