Magazine article Screen International

Alan Rickman, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth Join 'The Limehouse Golem'

Magazine article Screen International

Alan Rickman, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth Join 'The Limehouse Golem'

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Alan Rickman, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth have signed on to star in gothic murder mystery The Limehouse Golem, from a screenplay by Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service).

Goldman, whose screenplay work includes The Woman In Black and X-Men: First Class, adapted Peter Ackyroyd's bestselling novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem.

HanWay Films have boarded worldwide sales rights to the film, which will be produced by Number 9 Films and directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless).

Lionsgate Films has newly acquired UK and Irish distribution rights to the film from Hanway.

The Limehouse Golem is set in 1880, in the dangerous Limehouse district of London where a series of grisly murders have shaken the community. The press claim they're the work of The Golem - a legendary creature from dark times - and the police put experienced Detective Inspector Kildare on the case.

Producers are Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen and Joanna Laurie (Hyena). …

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