- Film & TV
- 17 May 22
The Lost Daughter stars will take on a lighter tone in the mystery-comedy with production to begin this fall.
Two of Hollywood's favourite actress will come together for Wicked Little Letters, an upcoming comedy directed by Thea Sharrock. Jessie Buckley and Olivia Colman recently shined in The Lost Daughter where the pair played the same woman several decade's apart. Now, they will reunite as mis-matched neighbours in a 1920s mystery-comedy.
In a quote to Deadline, Sharrock revealed, "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", she added.
The story follows the fiery Rose Gooding who has little in common with her pious neighbour Edith Swan in the seaside town of Littlehampton in the 1920s.
One day, Edith and other townsfolk start receiving scandalous letters - and the finger of suspicion immediately falls on Rose. The accusation threatens her freedom and custody of her daughter. With a group of resourceful women, police officer Gladys endeavours to solve the mystery, liberate Rose, and catch the real culprit.
Production for the film is set to begin in the UK this fall with an unannounced 2023 release date.
You can also catch Buckley starring in Men, a new A24 thriller which releases this Friday.
Olivia Colman & Jessie Buckley Set To Reunite On ‘Wicked Little Letters’ For Studiocanal, ‘Three Billboards’ Outfit Blueprint & South Of The River Pictures — Cannes Market Hot Project https://t.co/nYAPNGJudF
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) May 14, 2022