Is this a fever dream or a parallel universe? It’s impossible to say when you’re so engrossed in the glamour and glam of the swinging sixties that you lose track of what’s real and what’s not. As a result, as Last Night in Soho demonstrates, be careful what you wish for.
Edgar Wright, a British filmmaker, created the psychological thriller. After critically praised films such as Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and, perhaps most notably, Shaun of the Dead, Wright returns with this dazzling yet terrifying tale set in 1960s London nightlife.
A fashion student named Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) arrives in London and is transported to 1966, when she meets Sandie, a nightclub singer (Anya Taylor Joy). Doesn’t it seem exciting? Wait till you witness her get entangled in odd and terrifying things that are buried under all the razzmatazz.
Edgar Wright co-wrote and directed the film, as well as serving as a co-producer. The project’s other co-writer is Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917). Now, if the plot and the background have piqued your interest, there’s more!
Continue reading to learn everything there is to know about Last Night in Soho. Here are all the latest details on the new thriller film, including the release date, cast and character information, narrative, and filming.
Last Night in Soho Release date
Last Night in Soho will premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2021. In September 2021, the film was also shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival. Originally, the film was set to be released on September 25, 2020. However, because to the COVID-19 epidemic and the consequent delays, it was originally postponed to April 23, 2021, then to October 22, 2021, and finally to the following weekend.
Last in Soho is expected to hit theatres on October 29, 2021, according to the newest news. On the same day, the film will be released in theatres across Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Last Night in Soho Cast
Last Night in Soho’s actor list, like its plot, is fascinating and deserving of attention. What’s more intriguing is that the cast includes well-known actors from today’s age as well as the 1960s, each a legend in their own right.
Eloise is played by Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace, Jojo Rabbit), and Sandie is played by Anya Taylor-Joy (Peaky Blinders, Queen’s Gambit). Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown), Michael Ajao (Attack the Block), Terence Stamp (Star Wars – The Phantom Menace, Superman), Diana Rigg (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Game of Thrones), and Margaret Nolan (Goldfinger, A Hard Day’s Night) are among the other important cast members.
Rigg and Nolan make their final on-screen appearances in this film. Margaret Nolan died in October 2020 and Diana Riggs died in September 2020.
Jessie Mei Li, Elizabeth Berrington, Rita Tushingham, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Lisa McGrillis, and Synnove Karlsen are among the other cast members of Last Night in Soho.
Last Night in Soho Plot
From all we’ve seen, read, and heard so far, Last Night in Soho appears to have all the makings of a gripping psychological thriller. So expect a lot of action, storey twists, nail-biting moments, and possibly some bloodshed and gore.
“Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is inexplicably able to enter the 1960s, where she meets a dazzling want tobe singer, Sandie,” according to the official narrative summary. But the glitz isn’t all it seems, as old dreams begin to crumble and split into something far more sinister.”
However, we may delve a little deeper into the storey. So, let’s get started.
Eloise Turner, a young fashion design student, is the protagonist of the film. She flies all the way to London to enrol in a fashion school, hoping to one day become a well-known designer. She looks and acts like any other modern young woman, yet she possesses an uncanny sixth sense. She is transported through time and space to a Soho nightclub in 1966, where she meets Sandie, a legendary singer of the era.
Eloise is enamoured with the glamorous life of the 1960s and falls in love with Sandie. Eloise’s life becomes a living fantasy when she is taken into a different era and then into Sandie’s body (or possibly a nightmare). However, Eloise’s deeds have repercussions, and she must pay a price for fulfilling her dream.
The more she sees, the more she knows that beneath all the glitz and glam, something terrible lurks, and nothing is as it seems. Things become increasingly complicated with each turn of events until Eloise’s life takes a dark turn, shocking and horrifying her.
Is there something supernatural at work here, or is it just her imagination playing tricks on her? Is this a horror film or simply a terrifying experience? You’ll never know unless you find out! And the only way to find out what happens to Eloise and get answers to all your questions is to see the movie when it arrives at a theatre near you.
Last Night in Soho Trailer
So far, two official trailers for Last Night in Soho have been released by Focus Features. On May 25, 2021, the first trailer was released, providing a glimpse into Eloise’s life when she relocates to London, as well as her encounter with Sandie and the events that follow. Petula Clark’s “Downtown” plays in the background as the neon-tinted scenes play.
On September 8, 2021, the second trailer was released. This tape takes you a bit deeper into the storey, and it looks that Eloise and Sandy have a psychic link between the past and present, and that Eloise is a medium of some sort.
The ads, in combination with both clips, offer you the best idea of what to expect from this film. Although it appears that much of the plot has been revealed, we are confident that the film will have many more surprises and shocks.