THE DEAD SPIT OF KELLY

By Iain SOFTLEY (THE SKELETON KEY, K-PAX, THE WINGS OF THE DOVE)

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Comedy - Pre-Production 2020

A dark comedy about Murphy, a shy but brilliant taxidermist who accidentally kills his boss, Kelly. To cover the crime, Murphy dons the skin of Kelly, becoming him in the process with dangerous results.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Iain SOFTLEY (THE SKELETON KEY, K-PAX, THE WINGS OF THE DOVE)
    • Writer(s)
    • Johnny FERGUSON (THE SECRET SCRIPTURE)
    • Synopsis
    • A vibrant and anarchic dark comedy that celebrates life springing from death. In turn-of-the-century Dublin, a diligent and dedicated taxidermist named Murphy (Morgan), is tormented by his boss, the cruel and volatile Kelly (Isaacs).
      In a volcanic argument, Murphy finally loses his temper and accidentally kills Kelly. To hide his terrible crime, Murphy must use his extraordinary skill to "become" Kelly, donning his skin and living a double life. As he loses himself further within Kelly, he risks the few things Murphy had—his good reputation and the love of schoolteacher Miss Poe (Barden).
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