Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   April 17, 2015

DEADLINE – Alan Rickman (Harry Potter), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Douglas Booth (The Riot Club) have all boarded Jane Goldman’s adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s bestselling novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, with Lionsgate acquired UK and Ireland rights. The film, which will be directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless), will simply be called The Limehouse Golem. It is a gothic murder mystery, set in London in 1880, and described as being in the style of David Fincher’s Se7en and James Watkins’ The Woman in Black. A series of murders have shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times- the mythical so-called Golem- must be responsible.

Number 9 Films’ Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen and Joanna Laurie will produce. Hanway Films is handling sales. Lionsgate moved quickly to snap up UK and Ireland rights before the upcoming Cannes market.

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