RLJ Entertainment has picked up the U.S. rights to the thriller The Limehouse Golem with plans to release it this September.
Based off the novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd, the film adaptation was written by Kick Ass and Kingsman scribe Jane Goldman. Juan Carlos Medina helmed the film, which stars Bill Nighy (left), Olivia Cooke (right), Douglas Booth, and Eddie Marsan.
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 (Nighy) – 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 (Booth), Kildare must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own (Cooke), so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice.
RLJ Entertainment has locked down a September 8th release date in select theaters and on Demand.