BLITHE SPIRIT is billed as a riotous re-imagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy, about love that just won’t die…….Best-selling crime novelist Charles (Dan Stevens) is struggling with catastrophic writer’s block and a stressful deadline for his first screenplay. His picture-perfect second wife Ruth (Isla Fisher) is doing her best to keep him focussed in the hope of fulfilling her dream of heading to Hollywood. Charles’ desperate search for inspiration leads him to invite Madame Arcati (Judi Dench), a medium recently exposed as a fraud, to perform a séance in their home. They all get more than they bargained for when Arcati accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife: the fiery and jealous Elvira (Leslie Mann) who embarks on a mission to kill Charles so she can spend eternity with him which leads to an increasingly comical and deadly love triangle.
Directed by Edward Hall (Downton Abbey) the all-star cast includes Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Leslie Mann (This is 40, The Other Woman), Isla Fisher, Julian Rhind-Tutt (Rush, Stardust), Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, Delicious), Adil Ray (Citizen Khan), James Fleet (Outlander, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Judi Dench (Cats, Red Joan).
Producing is James Spring Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft (Fisherman’s Friends) and Hilary Bevan Jones (Pirate Radio), Peter Snell (The Wicker Man), and Toni Pinnolis. Noël Coward’s play is adapted for the screen by Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft along with Piers Ashworth.
No US release date has been set yet but is likely to be confirmed soon but BLITHE SPIRIT will be released in the UK on 1st May 2020.
Here’s the Blithe Spirit trailer……..