Rising British actor Alex Lawther, who broke out in The Imitation Game and recently starred in a mortifying episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror”, stars with Martin Freeman in Ghost Stories, which THR first reported on 10 months ago.
We have the first ever image from the Jeremy Dyson-directed (The League of Gentlemen) film (thanks to Fabien M.) for the supernatural thriller that’s based on the Olivier-nominated stage play of the same name.
Andy Nynam, who starred in the original theater production (which he co-wrote with Dyson), leads the cast, with Paul Whitehouse also starring.
Ghost Stories mixes the very best of theatre with the buzz of a thrill-ride, delivering something truly unique. With some new moments of shock, this show will make you laugh and scream in equal measure.
Via Wiki: Reviews of the show have confined themselves to outlining the basic structure of the plot, which revolves around Dr Goodman, a Professor of Parapsychology (Andy Nyman) delivering a lecture on ghost stories. In the lecture he discusses a website featuring ghostly pictures, scienceofghosts.com. He has recorded interviews with 3 people who claim to have had a supernatural experience. Each story seems to hinge on guilty feelings. As each interview is played back, the story is re-enacted on stage. The stories are recounted by a night watchman, a teen driver and a businessman awaiting his first child. These stories are then drawn together at the end, with a twist, as the Professor becomes a participant rather than just a narrator.
The film is produced for Warp Films by Claire Jones (Sightseers, Kill List) and Robin Gutch (’71, Kill List) and is backed by Catalyst Global Media and Screen Yorkshire.
Altitude Film Sales is handling worldwide sales. Lionsgate will distribute the film in the U.K.
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