Anya Taylor-Joy is a demonic vision in the new teaser for Last Night In Soho

Edgar Wright's mysterious psychological-horror finally gets its release later this year.

by George Griffiths
23 May 2021, 10:56am

Image courtesy of Focus/Universal

Anya Taylor-Joy takes centre stage in the teaser for Edgar Wright’s long-awaited new movie, Last Night In Soho.

The short clip - a preamble to the film’s official trailer dropping this Tuesday May 25 - was a surprise drop following Taylor-Joy’s hosting gig on last night’s SNL finale.

Little is known about the actual plot of the film, apart from the fact it’s a psychological horror following a young girl passionate about fashion design (Thomasin Harcourt Mackenzie) who is mysteriously able to transport herself to the 1960s and encounter her idol, an enigmatic fashionista and wannabe singer (Taylor-Joy).

Anya will also be joined on screen by Matt Smith, Shadow and Bone star Jessie Mei Li and the late Dame Diana Rigg and Margaret Nolan, who both passed away last year and give their final performances in the film.

In the heady clip of Last Night In Soho posted to social media, we only get to see glimpses of what’s going on, with most of the time spent focusing on a dazzling close-up of Anya dressed up like a demonic version of Twiggy and immersed in a series of flashing, coloured lights.

It will finally see the light of day as it’s released on October 22, after suffering. a series of setbacks last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Wright’s eighth feature film, it follows on from 2017’s Baby Driver starring Ansel Elgort. For Anya, the film comes on hot on the heels of her long-awaited breakout moment last year after starring in Netflix’s popular The Queen’s Gambit.

It also functions as somewhat of a return to the actress’ scream queen roots, following her star-making performance in Robert Eggers’ The Witch in 2015.

Anya will be reunited with that horror auteur for his next film The Northman, which also stars Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård and Björk (!). It’s already been described as a Hamlet-esque tragedy following a prince setting out to avenge the murder of his father, so count us in.

Last Night In Soho’s trailer drops on Tuesday 25 May, ahead of its full release 22 October.

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