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Fresh off her breakout performance in Leave No Trace, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie has signed on to join Anya Taylor-Joy in Edgar Wright‘s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho, which has also added Doctor Who alum Matt Smith, Collider has learned.
Wright came up with the original story and co-wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful), though plot details are being kept under wraps for now. All we know is that the story is set in London’s Soho district, and that’s where filming will take place this summer. The film will be a co-production between Working Title and Focus Features, the latter of which will co-finance with Film4. Wright will produce alongside his frequent collaborator Nira Park, as well as Working Title principals Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
Film - Place - Time - Periods - '60s
I’m told that the film will take place in two different time periods — the ’60s and modern day. Taylor-Joy will play the lead in the ’60s, while McKenzie will play a fashion student in modern day scenes, according to sources. I hear Smith will be playing Taylor-Joy’s manager of sorts, though it’s unclear whether that makes her an actress, a singer or something else entirely.
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