With Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho set to have it's world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this Friday (September 4th), Empire is giving the film a little love with a cover story that reveals a few new photos along with an interview with the film's co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns who discusses the undertones of the film. First though, check out the photos from the magazine's coverage below:
Back on the undertone, Wilson-Cairns did not mince words and said the film focuses on "the exploitation of women" while emphasizing the importance of allowing fiction/genre to explore real-life topics. Check out the full quote below:
“And the exploitation of any marginalized group, really. I don’t think people talk about it enough. I don’t think we see it on screen enough, and I don’t think we understand the full implications of it enough. And I think we need to talk about it in fiction because that’s how people begin to grapple with stuff that’s not directly connected to them. So it couldn’t not be a theme, because we’re talking about the ‘60s, and it was rife."
In addition, she praised her co-writer and the film's director Edgar Wright who, after making an entire career out of comedy flicks and satires, will be making his first foray into horror with this film:
“You never go in and say, ‘We want to write great female roles to pass the Bechdel Test. To tell this story, it was important to have two strong female characters. It was more important to tell the story correctly and develop interesting characters rather than write women for the sake of it. I wouldn’t have been involved in that. But I admire Edgar for saying, ‘You know what? I’m going to take on this challenge.’”
Following it's world premiere, the film will be released in the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom on October 29th. Without a doubt, one way or another, audiences will be curious to see Wright taking on a new genre and new ideas.
Last Night in Soho stars Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, and Terence Stamp.