First look: Judi Dench and Dan Stevens in Blithe Spirit

Judi Dench, Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann lead the cast of the latest big screen adaptation of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit.

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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 is due to be released in the UK on 1st May.

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