The reimagination of David Lean’s 1945 comedy hit Blithe Spirit has been announced and reportedly will feature the Now You See Me and The Great Gatsby star Isla Fisher in a lead role. The film is the adaptation of Noel Coward’s stage hit Blithe Spirit. The Australian-British actor was reportedly approached by London based – Protagonist Pictures, which is handling the worldwide rights of the project.
Previously the iconic Noel Coward play, Blithe Spirit was adopted for the screens in 1945 by the legendary director David Lean. The comedy revolved around Charles Condomine, a successful crime novelist and a widower, who struggles with a writer’s block while trying to pen and pour his first screenplay on the papers.
His cravenness for inspiration for a story leads him and his new wife to perform a seance at his home and accidentally calling the soul of his late wife Elvira Condomine, who later haunts the couple.
According to the sources the scripts have been penned down by Piers Ashworth with Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft, who also produce the entire project. The writers’ trio is formerly famous for Fisherman’s Friends, Burke & Hare, and the revived St. Trinian’s films.
The latest adaptation will be directed by Edward Hall who is known for directing multiple award-winning Shakespeare musicals.
Dame Judi Dench, Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, and Isla Fisher have been reportedly cast in the lead roles for the upcoming 2020 flick.
The film has been scheduled to get released in early 2020 and production is set to start soon in the next month.