Wicked Little Letters: Sussex to take centre stage in new film starring Olivia Coleman, Timothy Spall and Jessie Buckley

A film set in multiple Sussex locations – and starring big screen royalty – is set to be released in cinemas this week.

Wicked Little Letters has been described as a ‘riotous new comedy’, starring Olivia Colman, Timothy Spall and Jessie Buckley.

Worthing Theatres and Museum is among the cinemas showing the film, which is based on a 'stranger than fiction' true story.

A spokesperson added: “Eagle-eyed film fans may have spotted Olivia Colman around town last year when they were filming – it was shot around Littlehampton and Arundel as well as scenes in Worthing!

“When Littlehampton residents begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, local Irish migrant Rose is suspected of sending them. But an investigation by the towns women leads them to think that there may be something else going on.”

Directed by Thea Sharrock, the film will be released on Friday (February 23).

Cineworld Unlimited Card holders were able to watch the film first on Monday night (February 19).

The film has been given a five star rating by Screen Daily, described as ‘undeniably an absolute blast’.

Giving the film four stars, Vanity Fair said: “Buckley and Colman are delightful to watch.”

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