‘Last Night in Soho’ Co-Writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns Loves That Wild Twist, but She Knows It Hurts

[Editor’s note: The following article contains some spoilers for “Last Night in Soho.”]It was the twist that got Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

For her second feature film, the Oscar-nominated “1917” screenwriter again embraced a creatively challenging collaboration to bring a vivid story to the big screen, but it all started with one clever (if divisive) idea from director and co-writer Edgar Wright.Wright’s film, which he wrote alongside Wilson-Cairns from his own original idea, follows bright-eyed young fashion student Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) after she moves to London and starts routinely slipping through time, right back to the Swinging Sixties, an era that’s long been the source of her adoration.

While on her nightly jaunts back to the Soho of yore, Ellie becomes fixated on Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), an aspiring singer who seems to embody the ideal ’60s lifestyle.Then, the aforementioned twist: After a dreamy opening act that sees Ellie spending time in a nostalgic ’60s wonderland, Wright

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