The beloved Bill Nighy is set to wow again after his latest stint in Their Finest as he takes the lead in 1880’s London on the search for a mythological beast who is believed to be a serial killer in the forthcoming The Limehouse Golem. Watch the new trailer below which has just been released alongside a poster.

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The Limehouse Golem is another big screen offering which is based on a novel, 1994’s ‘Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem’ to be precise. A period thriller in which there are no signs of the Pokemon Golem whatsoever, however the Golem in this tale is based the animated anthropomorphic being from Jewish folklore. Bill Nighy takes the reins in a story set before the murders of Jack the Ripper, where a monster of the same magnitude is on the loose slaughtering all in his path including a prostitute. We can’t help thinking the script has been inspired by the Ripper himself.

The Limehouse Golem

From the writer behind the Women in Black and directed by Juan Carlos, The Limehouse Golem has a very British cast is led by BAFTA award-winning Bill Nighy (Their Finest,  The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Detective Inspector John Kildare, Olivia Cook (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Elizabeth Cree, Douglas Booth (The Riot Club) as performer Dan Leno, Sam Reid (’71, The Railway Man) as John Cree, Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, Made in Dagenham) as George Flood, Maria Valverde (Exodus: Gods and Kings),  and  Eddie Marsan (Filth, The World’s End, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) as ‘Uncle’.

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THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM will be released in the UK & Ireland on Friday 1st September by Lionsgate UK.

The Limehouse Golem Official Synopsis

A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believes that the “Golem”, a monster from Judaic mythology, is responsible. Inspector Kildare of Scotland Yard is handed the impossible task of solving these heinous crimes and his investigations lead him on a race across the capital from The Old Bailey, to Newgate Prison, to the music halls of London and the British Museum. His chief suspects are music hall superstar Dan Leno, political agitator Karl Marx, writer and philosopher George Gissing and journalist John Cree. Kildare believes that famed performer Little Lizzie Cree, who is almost certainly destined to hang for the poisoning of her husband, holds the key to the identity of the real Golem. Kildare must solve the case and in doing so, he believes he will save the life of Elizabeth Cree.