Judy and Punch is a new movie starring Alice in Wonderland herself, Mia Wasikowska. The story is one with some upsetting elements against the fantastical and macabre. Here is everything you need to know about Judy and Punch.
When is Judy and Punch out in cinemas?
Judy and Punch is arriving in UK cinemas on November 22.
Some UK viewers may have already seen the film, with its UK premiere taking place at the London Film Festival in October.
However, cinema-goers this weekend may find there are quite a few movies to choose from, with Judy and Punch competing against films such as 21 Bridges and Frozen 2.
Who is in the cast of Judy and Punch?
Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman are the stars of the piece, playing Judy and Punch.
Benedict Hardie is Derrick and Lucy Honigman plays Polly.
Meanwhile the role of Ma is played by Virginia Gay and Gillian Jones plays Doctor Goodtime.
Tom Budge plays Mr Frankly and Don Bridges plays The Preacher.
There is also some incredible young talent in the film, with Daisy Axon as Scotty.
Other performers include Kiruna Stamell, Terry Norris, Eddie Baroo and Michael M. Foster.
But the film is really about Wasikowska and Herriman’s relationship, and the shocking events of their story.
What is the plot of Judy and Punch?
The official synopsis reads: “Seaside (nowhere near the sea) puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show on the brink of an anarchic mob rule.”
However, the decision to name the film with Judy’s name first is no accident, as the plot continues with her at the centre.
When Punch accidentally kills their baby during a drinking binge, he beats up Judy and leaves her for dead.
While he believes he has won over the locals by reporting his wife and child as dead, Judy is teaming up with a band of outcast heretics to enact revenge on Punch and the entire town.
The trailer reveals men are in charge of this town, stoning women and constantly fearing witches who might take over their town.
But this story will see Judy take back control with the help of some unlikely characters.
While some details are left until later one thing is for sure: Judy and Punch is certainly no children’s puppet show.
Is there a trailer for Judy and Punch?
There is a trailer – in fact there are a number of official trailers for the film.
The various trailers reveal the tone of the film quite clearly, which takes its leave from the fantastical and gothic ways of Tim Burton.
Judy and Punch is out in cinemas on November 22