'See How They Run' satirical and absurd take on the mystery genre is one of the hallmarks of SEE HOW THEY RUN, Searchlight Pictures' new film directed by BAFTA award-winner Tom George (This Country), who makes his film debut on the big screen.
SEE HOW THEY RUN is set in 1950s London West End and follows plans for a film adaptation of a successful stage play come to an abrupt end when the film's Hollywood director (Adrien Brody) is assassinated.
The case is left in the hands of apathetic Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and an enthusiastic rookie, Agent Stalker (Saoirse Ronan), who find themselves embroiled in a puzzling police case amidst the glamor and sleaze of the theater world, left to investigate. the mysterious homicide at your own risk.
The film challenges audiences with a playful cross between fact and fiction, while paying homage to the mystery literature of Agatha Christie and celebrating the life of the theater.
In the film, the theater piece at the center of the plot is none other than The Mousetrap, the famous play by the writer Agatha Christie, which premiered in the West End in 1952 and has been on the bill for 68 years, becoming the longest-running work of all time. The film even has Christie among her characters, played by actress Shirley Henderson and referred to in the story simply as "the Lady."
And the literary references do not end there. SEE HOW THEY RUN also alludes to J. B. Priestly's An Inspector Has Arrived, and Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound, among others. “There are so many little details. I hope that audiences can pick up on these great references,” says the film's producer Damian Jones.
As he began developing the project, Jones set out to play with the boundaries between fact and fiction from the get-go. Thus, SEE HOW THEY RUN makes reference in its plot to a fact of real life. In the story, arrogant American director Leo Köpernick (Brody), blacklisted from Hollywood, gets the rights to adapt Christie's The Mousetrap for the big screen. However, anticipating any contingency, the shrewd queen of mystery (Shirley Henderson) has inserted a condition into the contract: the producers cannot shoot the film until six months after the work has been withdrawn from the poster.
Researching for the film, Jones sought out the rights to the play and discovered why it had never been made into a movie. A successful producer at the time, Oscar® winner John Woolf, who produced The African Queen, Day of the Jackal, and Olivier!, had obtained the rights. Explains Jones, "There was a clause in the contract that said, 'the film can only be shot six months after the theatrical version has been taken off the bill,' and of course the play never stopped running. It occurred to me that we could do a mystery story, and sabotage the mystery story of the play,” says Jones.
Building on that fact-inspired premise, Jones brought in screenwriter Mark Chappell to envision a murder mystery story that lived up to the genre and immediately resonated with audiences. “The wonderful thing about these kinds of mystery stories is that you feel like you know this world without having seen it. You can trust that audiences will come to see it knowing how to enjoy a murder mystery story,” says Chappell.
At the same time, the creative team worked to add playful and irreverent elements to the story, without deviating from what one expects within the genre. Thus, a kind of meta-comedy was created that seeks the complicity of the viewer to laugh about the typical ingredients of this type of story. Actress Ruth Wilson, who plays the character of Petula Spencer in the film, concludes: “It's a satirical and absurd look at the crime-mystery genre. I hope viewers will be fascinated by the play in the theater world, for which Britain is so renowned.”
The protagonist of the new film by Olivia Wilde dazzled everyone with a black dress with transparencies and rhinestones by Valentino that literally made her shine on the red carpet of the Biennale. Pugh did not cross the photocall alone, but she was accompanied by her grandmother Pat of hers. "Big Pat," as Florence Pugh affectionately calls her, opted for white pants, blouse and jacket, topped by a scarf with floral details. Both posed smiling for the cameras, which surely some "aaaah" of love unintentionally released.
Almost a year after the presentation of the first images, Searchlight Pictures has shared the trailer for the classic police thriller, directed by Tom George (This Country) in his first film for the big screen.
Written by Mark Chappell, the story is set in London's West End in the 1950s, where plans for a film version of a hit play come to an abrupt halt after the murder of a key crew member. When harried Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take charge of the case, the two find themselves embroiled in intrigue within the glamorously seedy underground theater, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Along with the leading duo is also; Adrien Brody as an unscrupulous film director, David Oyelowo as the film's screenwriter, Ruth Wilson as a theater manager, Reece Shearsmith as the film producer, and Sian Clifford as his wife, along with Pippa Bennett-Warner as the lover of him They complete the cast; Shirley Henderson, Charlie Cooper, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Pearl Chanda, and Harris Dickinson.
Searchlight Pictures presents the trailer and a first poster for 'See How They Run', the directorial debut of Tom George ('This Country', 'Defending the Guilty') that revolves around a mysterious murder that takes place in the 1950s London West End.
In that place and at that time, the big screen adaptation of a blockbuster stage play will be abruptly interrupted after the murder of a key member of the team. Those in charge of investigating the event will be Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and rookie agent Stalker (Saoirse Ronan), who at their own risk will immerse themselves in the glamorous and sordid world of theater.
Adrien Brody, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Harris Dickinson, Shirley Henderson, Sian Clifford, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Reece Shearsmith and Charlie Cooper round out the main cast of this "whodunnit" which hits UK theaters on September 9 and those of the United States on the 30th of the same month, without for the moment knowing what will become of her in Spain.
Searchlight Pictures has just released the latest trailer for their film, titled See How They Run. The trailer shows that this film stars well-known stars, one of which is Saoirse Ronan.
Comedy genre, See How They Run, this comedy film from Saoirse Ronan also carries the mystery genre that actually makes you laugh out loud at the same time nervous. Directed by Tom George, let's look at the facts of this comedy!.
It is not obvious that 'See How They Run' has the same success as 'Knives Out', but it certainly has some similarities that bode well: it is a sophisticated detective story, even if the comedy element is more present, and it has a cast. quite interesting choral. There are in fact Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody and then David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, Shirley Henderson and Sian Clifford.
The plot is set in London, in the 1950s, and revolves around the making of a film that is intended to be the adaptation of a successful play. Everything goes up in the air when the director is killed. The investigation is entrusted to a disillusioned inspector and a passionate newbie with a penchant for hasty conclusions. The two find themselves at the center of a complex case, which draws from the sordid world of underground theater and which could represent a real danger for those who investigate and also for suspects, soon fearful of becoming victims.
'See How They Run' will debut in UK cinemas in early September 2022 and will also be released in the United States by the end of the month. The date for the arrival in Italian cinemas has yet to be fixed.
The countdown has really begun. On Thursday 22 September the curtain will rise on the 62nd edition of the Genoa International Boat Show, an event that will then close its doors on Tuesday 27.
'In the wake of the future' is the slogan of the event that represents an unmissable event for insiders in the world of global boating and which in recent days recorded a record sale of online tickets with an increase of approximately 109%, compared to to 2021. An important figure that is added to the waiting lists for reservations by national and international exhibitors already sold out since July with 400 more berths.
The exhibition promoted by Confindustria Nautica takes place over an area of 200 thousand square meters and the fair is therefore preparing to welcome, as well as the city of Genoa, many visitors. To allow the event to run smoothly, the Liguria Region has taken steps to limit the inconvenience to traffic that often occur at these latitudes.
"With the Councilor for Infrastructure Giampedrone we met all the motorway concessionaires in Liguria and we worked to ensure the least possible inconvenience to traffic for the pre-during and after the Boat Show, said the Ligurian governor Giovanni Toti.
All weekends of September and the days from Thursday 22 September to Tuesday 27 September will not see Aspi assembling the most impactful construction sites while as regards the Autostrada dei Fiori there will be a resumption of construction sites but not on weekends. , at least for removable ones ".
The meeting of the technical table was held on Tuesday between the Liguria Region, Anci, the Municipality of Genoa and the motorway concessionaires of Liguria. "This summer, the councilor Giampedrone added, we managed to manage exodus and counter-exoduses, thanks to the collaboration of all, without encountering any critical issues and how it had never happened in past years.
So let's continue with shipbuilding, especially on the Autostrada dei Fiori but with great attention to limiting the inconvenience to traffic, especially during the week of the Boat Show, a choice that today we also shared with Confindustria. "Last year the fair had registered an influx of about 92,377 people with an increase in contracts signed of about 15% more than 2020, the horrible year of Covid which, however, had not stopped the event.