Following a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to generate support (and funds) to produce a standalone feature-length return of Miss Phryne Fisher — with her pearl-handled Smith & Wesson in one hand, a cocktail in the other — filming has begun.
And the first image has been released showing that, once again, the original series costume/art director should be given a prominent co-starring role, as it features an impeccably dressed Phryne winding her way through the streets of Morocco.
While producers are keeping much of the film’s content under wraps, Every Cloud Productions has given long-time fans of the popular mystery series a bit of a morsel to, hopefully, slow the separation anxiety tide a bit until the film’s release, most likely, towards the end of 2019. This from a recent Every Cloud press release:
• “They join Essie Davis (Game of Thrones) who returns in the eponymous lead role as the glamorous private detective The Hon. Phryne Fisher, Nathan Page as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Call the Midwife) as Aunt Prudence, Ashleigh Cummings as the loyal assistant and maid Dorothy ‘Dot’ Collins and Hugo Johnstone-Burt as her adoring husband Constable Hugh Collins. Ashleigh Cummings will be seen in the upcoming international feature The Goldfinch.”
As far as a synopsis of the film goes, Every Cloud was willing to part with this bit of knowledge in the release:
Tellyspotting caught up with series star Essie Davis a few years ago while on the set of filming the second series of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries for a bit of a Q&A to talk about Miss Phryne Fisher.
» If all goes well in Morocco, look for Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears in late 2019.