Lionsgate UK has released its upcoming psychological thriller film, The Limehouse Golem. The story predates Jack the Ripper notorious serial killing. Here is the official synopsis for The Limehouse Golem :
Set on the unforgiving, squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880, our tale begins in the baroque, grandiose music hall where the capital’s most renowned performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth-Jupiter Ascending, Noah) takes to the stage. The whimsical thespian performs a monologue, informing his dedicated audience of the ghastly fate of a young woman who had once adorned this very stage, his dear friend Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke-Ouija, Bates Motel); for the beguiling songstress is facing up to her forthcoming death by hanging, having been accused of murdering her husband John Cree (Sam Reid- ’71, The Railway Man). Lizzie’s death seems inevitable, until Detective Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy-Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallow, Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Man’s Chest) is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem – a nefarious, calculating serial killer, murdering innocent, unconnected victims, leaving behind barely identifiable corpses – and his distinctive, trademark ‘M’. All is not what it seems and everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret.
The film is directed by Juan Carlos Medina(Painless, Rage) and scripted by Jane Goldman(Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: The First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past). The Limehouse Golem will open in UK on September 1st. No release date for US market yet. Check out the trailer below.