If catching him as Everett Ross in Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster Black Panther isn’t enough for those fans of the Sherlock and Hobbit actor out there, Martin Freeman is set to scare us out of our wits as well in the upcoming British horror anthology movie, Ghost Stories.
Co-written, co-directed by and co-starring Andy Nyman, Ghost Stories combines three tales of terror via a wraparound narrative, featuring Nyman as a skeptic psychologist investigating ghost sightings. Needless to say, we imagine his character will have his disbelief tested when he comes face to face with the supernatural.
Martin Freeman nails top billing, of course, in his role as Mike Priddle, while the rest of the cast is filled out with comedian Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game) and Jill Halfpenny. Ghost Stories is based on the hit stage show that received rave reviews during its five year run from 2010 to 2015 and for more, here’s the official synopsis:
“Professor Goodman, a psychologist and skeptic, who has his rationality tested when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying hauntings. He then embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for the ghostly happenings.”
Those who like their horror with a distinctly British tinge and a strain of jet-black humour will want to check this one out. Fans of the horror-comedy genre will also note that Ghost Stories is co-written and co-directed by Jeremy Dyson, known for being part of dark comedy quartet The League of Gentlemen. All things considered, then, this is definitely a film to put on your radar.
Ghost Stories is set to arrive in theaters and on VOD in 2018, with a UK premiere pegged for April 13th, while the US release date has yet to be confirmed. As always, though, we’ll let you know if and when that changes.