Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley film Wicked Little Letters
Production is underway in the UK on Wicked Little Letters, starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley.
StudioCanal and Blueprint Pictures are co-producing the feature with Colman’s South of the River Pictures. Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin produce for Blueprint, alongside Colman.
The comedy reunites Colman and Buckley – they co-starred in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s 2021 feature The Lost Daughter – and is based on real events. Set in 1920s Littlehampton, the story centres on two disparate neighbours who come together to solve the mystery of who is sending obscene and scandalous letters to some of the town’s residents. ~
Actor/writer Jonny Sweet has penned the screenplay; Thea Sharrock directs.
Sharrock commented: “Wicked Little Letters is a divine comedy with a profoundly moving core. Hilarious, witty, joyous and based on a true story as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.
“Watching this film will be like hitting your funny bone; when the tears of pain and laughter are impossible to separate. Olivia Colman is hilarious, brilliant and brave. In the part of Edith, she will continue to show her extraordinary dexterity as an actor with her unique ability to make us fall in love with her.
“In Jessie Buckley we have cast the actress everybody wants to see; her ferociously strong energy will explode the character of Rose onto our screens. Following “The Lost Daughter” our film reunites two of the world’s most exciting, accessible, fun and wild actresses.”
Olivia Colman image via IMDb, David M Benett and Getty Images.