After getting our first look at “Interstellar” actress Jessica Chastain as Lady Lucille Sharpe in “Crimson Peak“, new images featuring the leading cast members of the film have emerged online over the weekend.
The new images were posted by the official Twitter account of “Crimson Peak” on 4th Jan, allowing the fans to get their first proper (and official) look at Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing, a young author who will soon discover the horrifying truth behind her charming new husband, Sir Thomas Sharpe.
One thing to appreciate is the costume design. Beautifully done. The cinematography is gorgeous too. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/uhNGb6MXWJ
— CrimsonPeakTheMovie (@CrimsonPeakFilm) January 3, 2015
Sir Thomas Sharpe is portrayed by British actor Tom Hiddleston, who is one of the leading cast members for this highly anticipated horror film. It was revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch was originally sought for Tom Hiddleston’s role but eventually dropped out of the production.
In the Feb 2015 issue of Empire Magazine, “Crimson Peak” was labelled as one of the films you have to watch in 2015. A copy of the page was posted on the “Crimson Peak” official Twitter account and it revealed more crucial plot details.
Empire Magazine Feb 2015-Films You Have to See- Crimson Peak. pic.twitter.com/Ks2nOAWrGt
— CrimsonPeakTheMovie (@CrimsonPeakFilm) January 2, 2015
According to Empire Magazine, Mia Wasikowska is a young woman who falls in love with a mysterious yet charismatic suitor (played by Tom Hiddleston) and is taken back to his ancestral home. However, it is from there she discovers more about her husband, including his jealous sister (played by Jessica Chastain) and “more than a few skeletons in the closet”.
The gothic period horror film is directed by “Pan’s Labyrinth” director Guillermo del Toro, the Spanish master of horror. After directing a non-horror movie (“Pacific Rim”) in 2013, the director is creeping back to his Spanish horror roots through this film.
Del Toro directed “Crimson Peak” based on a script he co-wrote with Matthew Robbins and Lucina Coxon. The film is produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Callum Greene, and himself while Jillian Share executive produces. It was revealed that sexual and violent content are expected as it is a character-driven film that has been rated R.
“Crimson Peak” also stars Charlie Hunnam as Edith Cushing’s childhood friend, Dr. Alan McMichael.
The official synopsis is as follows:
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
It is unclear when will the trailer be released but the new images and new plot details are enough to build the anticipation for the film.
Co-produced by Legendary Picture and Universal Pictures, “Crimson Peak” is slated for release on 16th Oct 2015.