Tue. May 17th, 2022

Director Edgar Wright and author Krysty Wilson-Cairns told the audience at Contenders London today that bringing their own experiences from living in London was an integral part of the production of their upcoming Focus Features pic Last night in Soho.

“In the 27 years I lived in London, I spent more time in Soho than any sofa or apartment I have ever lived in,” Wright said, adding that filming in the London borough was a “difficult” area. to shoot in.

“It’s the only area in London that’s pretty much around the clock,” he said. “But we wanted to take the bull by the horns and shoot not only the modern stuff in Soho, but also the 1960s scenes in Soho.”

Author Wilson-Cairns noted that she added many of her own experiences as a woman in London, such as the “terrible pick-up line at the bar” and “the creepy taxi driver” to the script.

“I think when you write a horror movie or a horror movie, it’s really important that the awful and exciting thing about it is true,” Wilson-Cairns said. “I lived in Soho, I lived over a strip club, I worked in a bar, and I saw a lot of pretty awful things that I thought were really scary.”

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'Last Night In Soho'
Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie in ‘Last Night In Soho’
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The psychological horror picture follows Eloise (McKenzie), a young woman with a mysterious supernatural sense, as she moves to London and is each time transported back in time to the body of Sandie (Taylor-Joy), a young singer in the 1960s. Although it immediately seems incredible, Eloise quickly finds out that Sandie’s life was not as glamorous as it first seemed.

Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Michael Ajao Diana Rigg also star Last night in Soho, which premiered in Venice. Watch a trailer here.

Check back Monday for the panel video.

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