'See How They Run' First Look Features Sam Rockwell And Saoirse Ronan Wearing Hats, Solving Crimes

We have Kenneth Branagh's Poirot series. We have Rian Johnson's Knives Out trilogy. And now we have See How They Run, another star-studded murder mystery movie. Is this a trend? If so, I like it.

Due out in theaters in 2022, See How They Run stars Sam Rockwell as a weary inspector and Saoirse Ronan as an eager rookie constable who team up to find out who killed a crew member on a film shoot in 1950s London. The first official image from the film is here, along with the full list of cast members.

See How They Run First Look

Above, you can see the See How They Run first look image, featuring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan wearing hats and solving crimes. See How They Run is set in the West End of 1950s London, where:

"...plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril."

The film comes from director Tom George, based on an original screenplay by Mark Chappell. Previously announced cast members also include Adrien Brody and David Oyelowo, and we now have a full lineup of cast members along with info on who they're playing. Let's round up the usual suspects below.

See How They Run Cast

See How They Run stars:

  • Sam Rockwell (Jojo RabbitThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Inspector Stoppard, a seasoned official who thinks he's seen it all...until now.
  • Saoirse Ronan (Little Women; Brooklyn) as Constable Stalker, the indefatigably ambitious rookie on the case.
  • Adrien Brody (The French Dispatch; The Pianist), as Leo Köpernick, an unscrupulous film director with a flair for drama.
  • David Oyelowo (SelmaThe Butler) as Mervyn Cocker-Norris, celebrated writer, charged with adapting the successful stage play into a film.
  • Ruth Wilson (His Dark MaterialsThe Affair) as Petula Spencer, a West End theatre impresario eager for her starring role.
  • Reece Shearsmith (High-RiseInside No. 9) as John Woolf, the esteemed film producer looking to shoot magic adapting a popular stage play to film.
  • Sian Clifford (Good GriefFleabag) as Edana Romney, Woolf's wife.
  • Shirley Henderson (Stan and OllieSouthcliffe) as a Dame known to all by name alone.
  • Charlie Cooper (This CountryAvenue 5) as Dennis the Usher, who witnesses more than a curtain call.
  • Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (The Queen's Gambit) as Gio, the inscrutably handsome taxidermist hiding a secret lover.
  • Paul Chahidi (This Country; "Twelfth Night") as Fellowes, a butler working for the Dame.
  • Pearl Chanda (War of the WorldsI May Destroy You) as Sheila Sim, a celebrated actress from the play hoping to make the leap to film.
  • Harris Dickinson (Beach RatsCounty Lines) as Dickie Attenborough, Sheila's suspicious husband.
  • Pippa Bennett-Warner (Gangs of LondonHarlots) as Ann Saville, Woolf's assistant and mistress.
  • While I won't claim to know everyone on that list, this is a solid cast overall. I'm particularly excited to see Ronan playing a part like this because there's a lot of room for her to have some fun, giving her – and us – a break from her more serious roles. Don't get me wrong: Ronan is a great actress who absolutely nails those dramatic parts. But I get the sense that she has a lot of untapped comedic potential that filmmakers have failed to utilize. I'm also excited to see Sam Rockwell take a break from playing another Racist Man Who Learns A Valuable Lesson™.

    A Funny Murder Mystery

    "Making my debut feature with a company like Searchlight and this incredible cast has been a total dream," said director Tom George in a statement. "I'm so excited to bring this thrilling, smart, funny murder mystery to audiences. Doing so with the company behind such brilliant ensemble films as Jojo RabbitBirdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel has really been the perfect fit."

    "We have been enamored with Tom George and his work with the BBC for years," added Searchlight heads of film production Katie Goodson-Thomas and DanTram Nguyen. "His knack for bringing stellar performances from an ensemble cast across multiple genres made him the perfect choice to lead the talented team of See How They Run. We are pleased to welcome several members of the Searchlight family back to the fold like Saoirse, Sam, Adrien and David for this entertaining whodunit."

    See How They Run will head to theaters in 2022.