Book-to-Film Adaptation of The Limehouse Golem Acquired By RLJ Entertainment
RLJ Entertainment has announced that they have acquired the US rights for the Gothic thriller The Limehouse Golem, which they will be releasing in theaters and On Demand on September 8th. The film is based on the novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd.
RLJE’s Chief Acquisitions Officer Mark Ward states, “We’re honored to work with such a talented cast and renowned filmmakers to bring The Limehouse Golem to audiences. The film’s ‘whodunit’ plot engages moviegoers to take a thrilling ride with the film’s cast.”
Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke (“Bates Motel”), and Douglas Booth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) star in the flick written by Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Woman in Black). Juan Carlos Medina directs.
The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victim’s blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare – a seasoned detective with a troubled past and a sneaking suspicion he’s being set up to fail.
Faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno, Kildare must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice.