With the film available to watch now on Sky Cinema, take a quick look at the history of Blithe Spirit, a play written by "multiple threat" Noël Coward, in this short featurette....
Blithe Spirit is a riotous reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy, about love that just won’t die...
Best-selling crime novelist Charles (Dan Stevens) is struggling with catastrophic writer’s block and a stressful deadline for his first screenplay. His picture-perfect second wife Ruth (Isla Fisher) is doing her best to keep him focussed in the hope of fulfilling her dream of heading to Hollywood. Charles’ desperate search for inspiration leads him to invite Madame Arcati (Judi Dench), a medium recently exposed as a fraud, to perform a séance in their home. They all get more than they bargained for when Arcati accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife: the fiery and jealous Elvira (Leslie Mann) who embarks on a mission to kill Charles so she can spend eternity with him which leads to an increasingly comical and deadly love triangle.
Blithe Spirit stars Judi Dench alongside Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann and Isla Fisher. It is directed by Edward Hall (Downton Abbey, Spooks) and adapted by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth.
Blithe Spirit, a Sky Original will be released in cinemas and on Sky Cinema from 15th January. The film will also be available on streaming service NOW TV via the Sky Cinema Pass.
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