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Hit stage show Ghost Stories to be filmed with Martin Freeman taking lead

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Martin Freeman is to star in a Jeremy (League of Gentlemen) Dyson directed film version of hit stage play Ghost Stories.

Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman (The Hobbit franchise), George MacKay (Pride) and Andy Nyman (Death At A Funeral) are to star in a feature version of well-received supernatural stage production Ghost Stories, co-written and directed by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) and Nyman, who will reprise his role as professor Goodman.Principal photography is due to get underway in September with Claire Jones (Sightseers) producing alongside Warp Films’ Robin Gutch (’71).

Altitude Films has boarded sales on the thriller and will introduce buyers to the project at the EFM.

In Ghost Stories, Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology and arch-skeptic has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave.His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet.Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three unsolved cases that have shaken Cameron to his core.

As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last. Gradually, Goodman unearths a hidden truth more terrifying still, that will pull his life apart.

Sounds very much like a classic piece of “League of Gentlemen” style homage to seventies series like Out of the Unknown or Nigel Kneale’s The Stone Tape.

Source: Screen Daily