Anya Taylor-Joy rocked our world with her role in The Queen’s Gambit, and she’s gearing up for another epic performance. The Golden Globe-winning actress takes the lead in the first trailer for Last Night in Soho, Edgar Wright’s next film that takes us back to the 60s.
According to its official synopsis, Last Night in Soho centers on a young aspiring fashion designer, Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), who is mysteriously transported to 1960s London. She takes over the body of a dazzling wannabe singer Sandy (Anya Taylor-Joy) before past and present start colliding with shady and horrifying consequences.
McKenzie got her breakthrough with the leading role in Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace, and went to appear in Jojo Rabbit and The King. Taylor-Joy is best known for her role in The Queen’s Gambit, but her credits also include The Witch, Split, The New Mutants, and Emma.
Last Night in Soho serves as the follow-up to Edgar Wright’s critically acclaimed action flick Baby Driver, which came out in 2017. In addition to McKenzie and Taylor-Joy, it’s also set to star Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, and Terence Stamp. After several major delays, the film is scheduled to premiere on October 22nd.