The classic noir murder mysteries are making a comeback. And they have a quite an ensemble cast to draw audience’s interests. Now we are getting a first look at Tom George’s “See How They Run,” which sees a detective duo (Sam Rockwell and Saorise Ronan) solving a puzzling whodunit murder in the west end of 1950s London.
Like Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out,” Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Murder on the Nile,” the Agatha Christie-inspired murder mysteries are proving to be a very lucrative genre. It also helps to have a very likable cast. And if written and produced well, it could prove to be awards worthy. But that would be getting ahead of ourselves. This is a trailer after all. Not only did Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptations get sequels, but Netflix picked up “Knives Out” for $450 million. So there’s a definite interest in these films.
In the film, a world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Ronan) are assigned to investigate the murder of Leo Kopernick (Adrian Brody), a world-renowned stage director. But two find themselves in a murder mystery that’s full of double-crosses, more murders, and enough twists and turns to leave any observer gasping.
“See How They Run” looks like plenty of fun, especially since we get to see Ronan in another dark comedy role. It’s a nice break for the actress who’s well known for her dramatic roles. But as we’ve seen in the past in films like “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and her SNL appearances, she knows her way around comedy. And when she gets to lay opposite Rockwell, you though there will be a lot of laughs.
The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, Charlie Cooper, Shirley Henderson, and David Oyelowo.
Directed by George, who uses a script penned by Mark Chappell, “See How They Run opens in theaters on September 30, 2022.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “See How They Run:”
“In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary inspector Stoppard (Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunnit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.”