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Last Night In Soho - What We Know So Far

The trailer for Edgar Wright's next film, "Last Night in Soho," recently dropped, and fans of the acclaimed director are buzzing with anticipation. Details of the plot have been kept tightly under wraps since initial news of the upcoming film came out in early 2019, so the trailer gave eager moviegoers the first real look at upcoming psychological thriller (via Variety).

Much like with his last film, the critically and commercially successful "Baby Driver," Wright also wrote the script for "Last Night in Soho" — but this time, he collaborated with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns ("1917"). Wilson-Cairns also worked as a staff writer for the third season of "Penny Dreadful," the horror drama series from Showtime, making her the perfect co-writer for this creepy, enthralling thriller.

With the trailer out and currently in the trending charts on Youtube, fans are eager to learn more about the upcoming film. Here's what we know so far about"Last Night in Soho."

When will "Last Night in Soho" be released?

The official release date for "Last Night in Soho" is October 22, 2021 — just before Halloween, which is pretty perfect for this chilling psychological flick.

"Last Night in Soho" endured some scheduling delays due to the impact of COVID-19 on the film industry — it was originally intended to come out on September 25, 2020, but was pushed back because of the pandemic (via Variety). Director Edgar Wright tweeted in May 2020 that the film was "not quite finished yet," concluding, "but, I'm excited for you all to experience it, at a big screen near you, on April 23, 2021."

This updated release date changed again in early 2021, with Wright taking to Twitter again to announce the film's delay. Wright wrote on Twitter that "Last Night in Soho" will "now be coming out later in the year. I know some of you may be disappointed, but my hope is more of you will be able to experience it as we intended; in the dark, on a big screen, with an audience. See you at the movies...10/22/21." With some movie theaters already open again and others well on their way, it looks like viewers will get to see "Last Night in Soho" in October the way Wright hopes: on the big screen.

Who will be in "Last Night in Soho"?

The first cast member of "Last Night in Soho" announced, back in February of 2019, was Anya Taylor-Joy, aka the breakout star of Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit." Taylor-Joy will be playing Sandy, a young singer living in 1960s London — and the actress has even already showed off her fantastic singing voice in the film's trailer, with a cover of Petula Clark's "Downtown."

Soon after Taylor-Joy's casting was announced, Deadline reported on who would join the rising star. Leading the film alongside Taylor-Joy is Thomasin McKenzie, who recently co-starred in 2019's "Jojo Rabbit" as a young girl hiding from the Nazis during World War II. McKenzie will play Eloise, a young aspiring fashion designer. Another significant part will be played by "The Crown" star Matt Smith, who appears as Jack — a singer and love interest to both Sandy and Eloise. Additional supporting cast members include veteran actor Terence Stamp and the late Diana Rigg (who you might remember as Olenna Tyrell from "Game of Thrones" in her last film role before her death in 2020, according to Variety.

What is "Last Night in Soho" about?

"Last Night in Soho" follows Eloise, a young fashion student passionate about style and design, who idolizes a glamorous 1960s singer named Sandy. When Eloise is strangely and mysteriously transported back to 1960s London, she finds herself in the body of none other than her idol, Sandy. It's in Sandy's body that she enters into a romantic relationship with another singer, Jack, but Eloise's idyllic new life soon begins to falter — as the official synopsis puts it, "1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences" (via Slashfilm).

In between shots, the trailer says, "When the past lets you in, the truth comes out." Other than that, the newly released trailer, while giving us a visual glimpse into the eerie, neon-filled world of the film, doesn't reveal much else beyond what we already know of the plot. Still, we do know that the time-hopping film is full of plenty of sinister, even ghostly encounters within its dazzling, seductive world of London in the 1960s... and we can't wait to see how this horror thriller unfolds.