Sam Rockwell & Saoirse Ronan Star In The New Mystery Caper See How They Run

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By Rufus Punt | 8th September 2022

For some reason comedy and mystery go together- whether it’s newer comedies like Knives Out or classics like Clue and The Pink Panther, the tired cliches of whodunnits are always a laugh to poke fun of. So we’re certainly excited for the upcoming mystery-comedy See How They Run, a new film that stars Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan as a detective and a constable who team up to find out who’s been killing the crew of a new play being staged in London.

Rockwell is Inspector Stoppard, a world weary and straight laced investigator, tasked with investigating the deaths of several crew members of a film being made by a film producer adapted from a smash hit play. Joining Stoppard is the rookie Constable Stalker (Ronan), who’s keen and eager to solve the case. Finding the culprit is tricky, and Stoppard and Stalker have to navigate the sordid underworld of theatre and showbiz, interviewing some of the most glamorous in Hollywood in the process. The duo begin to realise that they’re investigating the murder at their own peril…

The cast is certainly an impressive one: alongside Rockwell and Ronan as the leads, See How They Run features actors like Oscar winner Adrien Brody as Leo Kopernick, David Oyelowo as Mervyn Cocker-Norris and Ruth Wilson as Petula Spencer. The cast also features several well known British comedy actors, including Inside No. 9 and The League of Gentleman’s Reece Shearsmith as John Woolf, Fleabag’s Sian Clifford as Edana Romney, This Country’s Charlie Cooper as Dennis The Usher, and This Time With Alan Partridge’s Tim Key as Comissioner Harrold Scott. In addition, legendary British actor Richard Attenborough is a character featured in the film, played by Harris Dickinson (Where The Crawdads Sing).

The film is set to be released in cinemas on 9th September, and to celebrate The Everyman Cinema in Muswell Hill is hosting its very own murder mystery experience on the same night. Guests will be able to solve a murder by putting together pieces of the puzzle, and immerse themselves with a 1950s black tie dress code and be entertained by a live jazz band and flowing cocktails for an authentic 50s experience. You’ll then be able to sit back on the Everyman’s iconic sofas to take in the film. Tickets are available over at The Everyman’s website for those interested, with tickets going for £32.50- though be quick, as there’s a limited number of tickets for the event on the 9th.

You can watch the trailer for the upcoming film opposite, and it’ll release in UK cinemas on 9th September.

For more great films out this month, check out our Best of Cinema Guide for September.


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