We’ve got two posters for anticipated upcoming movies today. First up is Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, the filmmaker’s psychological thriller opening in theaters on October 29.
Directed by Edgar Wright from a script by Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Last Night in Soho stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, and Synnøve Karlsen.
If you could go back in time, would you? Should you? The past is another country, they say. One whose borders are locked. But what if that wasn’t entirely true? What if you could experience another time for yourself, in full sensory overload?
That’s the situation for Eloise (McKenzie) in Wright’s new psychological thriller. A newly-minted fashion student who has just arrived in the Big Smoke of London to start her future, but Eloise is obsessed with the past – longing for a bygone age, desperate to have experienced ’60s London in all its glory. However, Eloise’s uncanny psychic gift means that she may get the chance more literally than she realizes.
Moving into her drab student halls, Eloise is immediately intimidated by her glittering roommate Jocasta (Karlsen) and Jocasta’s fashion-forward friends. Despite the attempts of her friendlier classmate John (Ajao) to encourage her, Eloise can’t stand the all-night parties.
Instead, she finds a room for rent at the top of an old house owned by landlady Ms Collins (Rigg). It’s there, still unsettled yet hopeful for a new start, that Eloise slips away into dreams of the 1960s.
But are her night-time visions only dreams? Eloise finds herself inhabiting the life of Sandie (Taylor-Joy), a 1960s starlet in the making, as she sashays into the Café De Paris. Sandie is a wannabe singer, dancer, actress, star – and she’s dead set on making an impression.
All of Sandie’s dreams seem to come true as she meets the charming Jack (Smith), a manager who might be able to introduce her to the right people to help launch her career – and Eloise is pulled along with her on an intoxicating adventure of first love, bright lights and big dreams.
Eloise immediately adopts Sandie as her role model and guiding spirit, dyeing her hair to look more like her heroine and living for the nights when she can re-join the past in her dreams. But when Sandie’s life takes a turn for the darker, Eloise threatens to spin off right alongside her.
Those ’60s dreams are now full of darkness; a darkness that seems to spill over into Eloise’s everyday existence as Sandie’s troubles become a weight around Eloise’s neck. Is there a way to change the past and save Sandie? Can Eloise solve a decades old mystery before she too is put in danger?
Hanks’ follow up to the Apple TV+ release Greyhound comes from filmmaker Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones, True Detective), with an original screenplay by Craig Luck, making his feature-film writing debut, and Ivor Powell (associate producer of Blade Runner and Alien).
In Finch, a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone.
Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear.
He creates a robot, played by Jones, to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive.
Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it’s as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.
The film is produced by Kevin Misher (Coming 2 America, Fighting With My Family), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), Jacqueline Levine (Witches, Allied), and Ivor Powell. The executive producers are Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis, Luck, Sapochnik, Andy Berman, Adam Merims and Jeb Brody.
Apple Original Films’ Finch is an Amblin Entertainment and Reliance Entertainment presentation, in association with Walden Media. Finch is an Imagemovers and Misher Films production.