First images have emerged for Ghost Stories, the British spooker based on the Olivier-nominated London stage play of the same name.
The film is co-directed by the creators of the theatre production, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. Nyman (Severance, Dead Set) also reprises his role as Professor Goodman, starring alongside Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, TV’s Fargo), Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game), George MacKay (Pride, 11.22.63) and British comedy veteran Paul Whitehouse.
Claire Jones (Sightseers, Kill List) and Robin Gutch (’71, Kill List) produced Ghost Stories for Warp Films. Lionsgate will distribute the film in the UK, with Altitude Film Sales handling worldwide sales.
The play tells the tale of Professor Goodman (Nyman), a parapsychologist and unwavering sceptic, who is giving a lecture on ghost stories. He plays interviews with three people who claim to have experienced the paranormal, their stories re-enacted on stage. The play closes with a plea to the audience, to “keep the secrets of Ghost Stories”, in the hopes that new audiences can go in without prior knowledge of what they will see.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)