The LImehouse Golem

The Limehouse Golem World Premiere – TIFF16

It was announced today that The Limehouse Golem will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

TIFF 16 runs from 8 – 18 September.

The LIMEHOUSE GOLEM is a gothic murder mystery set in London’s dangerous Limehouse district in 1880. In the style of Se7en or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it stars Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth. Written by Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Kick-Ass, The Woman in Black), it is based on Peter Ackroyd’s novel ‘Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem’ and is directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless).

A series of gruesome and bloody murders have shaken the Limehouse community. So monstrous and ruthless are these crimes the press claim they’re the work of ‘The Golem’ – a legendary creature from dark times…

Confronted by a murderer of a yet unknown kind and with no genuine leads, the police put the relatively inexperienced Detective Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) on the case, a scapegoat for when the next victim surfaces.

Daniel Mays stars as George Flood along with Bill Nighy, Morgan Watkins, Douglas Booth, Olivia Cooke, and others.

UK and US film release dates are forthcoming.

Entertainment Weekly article on TIFF 16

IMDB page
Number 9 Films
HanWay Films

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Daniel Mays Wraps Filming of The Limehouse Golem

Daniel Mays has recently wrapped filming of Number 9 Films’ The Limehouse Golem.  Currently filming, Danny stars as George Flood in the Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass & X-Men First Class writer) film adaptation of the 1994 novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem.

Other previously announced cast includes Douglas Booth, Olivia Cooke, and Morgan Watkins.

The story is set in 19th century London, set amongst the music halls and pantomimes of Victorian London and revolving around a series of murders. The citizens of London believe a mythical creature, by the name of Golem, is to blame.

The Limehouse Golem is developed with the assistance of the BFI and Film4, director Juan Carlos Medina (Insensibles) will direct. Other Number 9 Films are Made in Dagenham and Byzantium, both of which Danny had starring roles in.

We will have more information on release date, etc. as it is announced. 

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