A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that the “Golem”, a monster from Judaic mythology, is responsible. Inspector Kildare of Scotland Yard is handed the impossible task of solving these heinous crimes and his investigations lead him on a race across the capital from The Old Bailey, to Newgate Prison, to the music halls of London and the British Museum. His chief suspects are music hall superstar Dan Leno, political agitator Karl Marx, writer and philosopher George Gissing and journalist John Cree. Kildare believes that famed performer Little Lizzie Cree, who is almost certainly destined to hang for the poisoning of her husband, holds the key to the identity of the real Golem. Kildare must solve the case and in doing so, he believes he will save the life of Elizabeth Cree.
The Limehouse Golem is directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless), based on the popular 1994 novel ‘Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem’ by author Peter Ackroyd, and brought to life by Jane Goldman (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Woman in Black, Kingsman: The Secret Service) who wrote the screenplay. Limehouse Golem is produced by Stephen Woolley (Their Finest, The Crying Game, Interview With The Vampire) and Elizabeth Karlsen (On Chesil Beach, Carol, Great Expectations) and Joanna Laurie (Hyena) of Number 9 Films.
The cast is led by BAFTA award-winning Bill Nighy (Their Finest, Skylight, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Detective Inspector John Kildare, Olivia Cook (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Ready Player One) as Elizabeth Cree, Douglas Booth (The Riot Club) as performer Dan Leno, Sam Reid (’71, The Railway Man) as John Cree, Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, Made in Dagenham) as George Flood, Maria Valverde (Exodus: Gods and Kings), and Eddie Marsan (Filth, The World’s End, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) as ‘Uncle’.
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM will be released in the UK & Ireland on Friday 1st September by Lionsgate UK.