What Is The Plot Of Laughter After Dark?
Based off the 1932 novel by the Russian author, Laughter In the Dark follows Albert Albinus, a middle-aged art critic from Berlin, who grows obsessed with a 17-year-old aspiring actress named Margot Peters. All for the sake of a youthful mistress, he forces his wife to leave him and move out of their shared house.
Recognising her power over Albert, Margot then convinces her past lover Axel Rex to help her, in an elaborate psychological scheme, to drain Albert of all his money.
During his podcast appearance, Frank described his “a valentine to movies", telling co-hosts Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan that he's "going to do it as a film noir. The book is more about art and paintings, but I'm going to make it more a movie within a movie. And it’s a really nasty, wonderful, little thriller.” And finally, he expressed his hopes to use the same crew that he worked with for The Queen’s Gambit, meaning that we know what to expect.
Who Is Cast In Laughter After Dark?
While the news of the adaptation has only just surfaced, there is limited information on who will be starring in the film. But according to Frank, Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma) has signed on for the lead role as Margot Peters, an even darker protagonist than Beth Harmon. And if her performance in The Queen's Gambit is anything to go by, we're in for a treat.
When Can We Watch Laughter After Dark?
Seeing as the project has just been announced, it looks like it might be a while before Laughter After Dark hits our screens. In the meantime, one can relive the beauty of The Queen's Gambit here.