Tom Hardy in Official US Trailer for Musical Adaptation 'London Road'

July 19, 2016
Source: YouTube

London Road Trailer

"So, we got together as a community… We just want to see an end, London Road getting back to being London Road." BBC Films has unveiled a new official US trailer for the musical adaptation London Road, the big screen version of the musical that was a big hit on stages in London in 2011 and 2012. "Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences." It's about a small town that was disturbed by a murderer, and the locals who wanted to tell their story. The cast features all the same people from the original stage show, including Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson, James Doherty, Kate Fleetwood and many others. This film already opened in the UK last year, but is just getting its US release this fall. Take a look.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Rufus Norris' London Road, direct from YouTube:

London Road Trailer

London Road documents the events of 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. When a local resident was charged and then convicted of the murders, the community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicentre of this tragedy. London Road is directed by British theatre director Rufus Norris, who directed the musical version of this for the stage. The screenplay is also by the original writer, Alecky Blythe. The stage production was an immediate hit when it premiered at the National Theatre in 2011. It returned to the stage in 2012 for a sold-out run. The film already opened in the UK in 2015, and played at film festivals last year including Toronto and London. London Road now arrives in select US theaters starting September 9th later this fall. Anyone interested?

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A British movie? I'm in.

tarek on Jul 19, 2016


This looks so much better without singing. I did like Mouline Rouge though. That's the last musical I could watch. However, Les Miserables was atrocious. Ruining classic narrative in a such way. And confusing role of Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean) for that of Russel Crow (Javert) was a huge miss.

shiboleth on Jul 19, 2016


I thought it was a movie inspired by the musical, not a musical movie. I hate movies where people sing instead of talking. Les miserables was a painful experience. I bought the blu-ray, thinking that it may contain few sings and a lot of dialogue. Man, was I wrong. I couldn't watch more than 30 mn.

tarek on Jul 19, 2016


I understand you totally. I skipped through Les Miserables every few minutes. Huge and indescribable disappointment. Totally agree and feel suffering about that with you ...

shiboleth on Jul 20, 2016


Personally, I don't really enjoy musical all that much. This look like it could be a very good drama. But that singing...

DAVIDPD on Jul 19, 2016


That's a weird setting for a musical.

Lar Rackell on Jul 19, 2016


Look pretty interesting. But WTF is the story even about?

ff on Jul 20, 2016

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