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Leslie Mann to Star in Blithe Spirit Film Adaptation

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Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) will play the role of Elvira in the upcoming film adaptation of Blithe Spirit, according to Deadline. The cast so far includes Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Dame Judi Dench, with Ed Hall (Downton Abbey) directing from a script from Piers Ashworth. Blithe Spirit is an adaptation of the 1941 Noel Coward play.

The play was adapted to film for the first time in 1945, with David Lean directing and starring Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond and Margaret Rutherford.

In the play, a novelist and socialite named Charles Condomine has medium Madame Arcati conduct a seance in his home while trying to work on his next book. He’s haunted by his first wife, Elvira after the seance. Elvira is trying to destroy Charles’ second marriage, and his new wife can’t see or hear her.

The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

Producing Blithe Spirit are James Spring, Meg Leonard and Mick Moorcroft with Hilary Bevan Jones, Peter Snell and Tuni Pinnolis.

What do you think of Leslie Mann playing Elvira in the film? Let us know in the comments.

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Jenna Buschhttp://LegionOfLeia.com
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over a decade, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of Tabletop, written comic books and is a contributing author and assistant editor for the PsychGeeks book series including Star Wars Psychology. She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosts the Legion podcast.

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