The movie will shoot this summer from a screenplay co-written by Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful). Last Night in Soho is a Focus Features and Working Title co-production.
Edgar Wright previously described the project as a psychological horror thriller set in London and starring a female lead. Citing Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion as influences, Edgar Wright’s said the film “is about the London I’ve existed in.” He added: “I realized I had never made a film about central London – specifically Soho, somewhere I’ve spent a huge amount of time in the last 25 years. With Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead you make movies about places you’ve lived in.”
Taylor-Joy, whose credits include The Witch and Split, can be seen in upcoming The New Mutants and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Edgar Wright’s last film, Baby Driver, was a runaway success in 2017 with $226.9 million earned on a budget of just $34 million.