A new take on the classic Noel Coward comedy is coming, and here’s the trailer for Blithe Spirit.

It’s been brought to the screen before, but that doesn’t stop the new take on Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit being a project to not put on your radar. Quite the opposite, in fact, given how much fun this one all looks.

The new film is directed by Edward Hall, and features Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Isla Fisher, Adil Ray and Dame Judi Dench, amongst its terrific ensemble. And the first full trailer for the new movie – along with an official synopsis – has now landed.

Take a look…

And here’s the synopsis…

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.

The film arrives in UK cinemas on May 1st. More as we hear it.

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