Last month BBC Worldwide North America acquired the distribution rights to “London Road” and has now released its first US trailer. The film is directed by Rufus Norris and written by Alecky Blythe, with music by Adam Cork, and is the movie adaptation of the British National Theatre musical of the same name.
“London Road” stars Olivia Colman and features Tom Hardy and the entire cast of the stage version. The story is based on real-life incidents from 2006, when the town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women who were murdered by Steve Wright. When Wright was arrested and charged for the homicides, the residents of London Road were shocked and grappled with what it meant to be at the epicenter of this tragedy.
The musical includes recorded interviews with the people of Ipswich, used as part of the lyrics, written by Blythe and Cork, to tell the story in an extraordinary way. The project first made its debut at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival and received generally positive reviews.
“London Road” opens in limited theaters in the US on September 9.
Watch the trailer below: