Searchlight Pictures announced today the full cast and crew for the recently completed feature production See How They Run, directed by BAFTA award-winning director Tom George (This Country) from producers Damian Jones and Gina Carter, based on an original screenplay by Mark Chappell. Shot in historic London locations earlier this year including the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road, St. Martin’s Theatre in the West End, and the Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo, See How They Run features Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody and David Oyelowo as part of an ensemble of acclaimed stage and screen talent. See How They Run will debut in cinemas in 2022.
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theatre underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
“We have been enamoured with Tom George and his work with the BBC for years,” said Searchlight heads of film production Katie Goodson-Thomas and DanTram Nguyen. “His knack for bringing stellar performances from an ensemble cast across multiple genres made him the perfect choice to lead the talented team of See How They Run. We are pleased to welcome several members of the Searchlight family back to the fold like Saoirse, Sam, Adrien and David for this entertaining whodunit.”
“Making my debut feature with a company like Searchlight and this incredible cast has been a total dream,” said George. “I’m so excited to bring this thrilling, smart, funny murder mystery to audiences. Doing so with the company behind such brilliant ensemble films as Jojo Rabbit, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel has really been the perfect fit.”
- Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell (Jojo Rabbit; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Inspector Stoppard, a seasoned official who thinks he’s seen it all…until now
- Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Little Women; Brooklyn) as Constable Stalker, the indefatigably ambitious rookie on the case
- Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The French Dispatch; The Pianist), as Leo Köpernick, an unscrupulous film director with a flair for drama
- Golden Globe and BAFTA nominee David Oyelowo (Selma; The Butler) as Mervyn Cocker-Norris, celebrated writer, charged with adapting the successful stage play into a film
- Golden Globe and BAFTA winner Ruth Wilson (His Dark Materials; The Affair) as Petula Spencer, a West End theatre impresario eager for her starring role
- BAFTA winner Reece Shearsmith (High-Rise; Inside No. 9) as John Woolf, the esteemed film producer looking to shoot magic adapting a popular stage play to film
- Emmy nominee and BAFTA winner Sian Clifford (Good Grief; Fleabag) as Edana Romney, Woolf’s wife
- BAFTA winner Shirley Henderson (Stan and Ollie; Southcliffe) as a Dame known to all by name alone
- BAFTA winner Charlie Cooper (This Country; Avenue 5) as Dennis the Usher, who witnesses more than a curtain call
- Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (The Queen’s Gambit) as Gio, the inscrutably handsome taxidermist hiding a secret lover
- Tony and Olivier nominated stage actor Paul Chahidi (This Country; “Twelfth Night”) as Fellowes, a butler working for the Dame
- Pearl Chanda (War of the Worlds; I May Destroy You) as Sheila Sim, a celebrated actress from the play hoping to make the leap to film
- Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats; County Lines) as Dickie Attenborough, Sheila’s suspicious husband
- Pippa Bennett-Warner (Gangs of London; Harlots) as Ann Saville, Woolf’s assistant and mistress
See How They Run will be released next year.