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The Trouble With Jessica is destined to grow to be a brand new comedy cult traditional due to a razor-sharp script from director Matt Winn and co-writer James Handel.

Starring Shirley Henderson, Alan Tudyk, Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams as a bunch of previous pals, their ceremonial dinner takes a chaotic flip when troubled author Jessica (performed by Indira Varma) is invited alongside on the final minute.

In a horrifying flip of occasions that quickly turns into darkly hilarious, Jessica shockingly takes her personal life in Sarah and Tom’s (Henderson and Tudyk) backyard, simply hours earlier than they plan to promote their home to avoid wasting them from monetary wreck.

What follows is a reducing satire on middle-class life and precarious friendships, filled with unimaginable punchlines and bleakly hilarious bodily humour.

“I know we were joking about suicide, but I also wanted to say some serious things about suicide,” director Winn informed

“I had a partner who committed suicide. It’s something that’s been in my life, and I went to a suicide survivors group for a while.

“I wanted to try and get something out of the film that was meaningful about the nature of what it’s like to be in such a black space. So, Jessica writes a letter, and me and my co-writer wanted to make sure that letter expressed that.

“Unless you know people that suffer clinical depression or have been through it yourself, it’s impossible to really understand what it’s like.”

Once the forged received to the stage of shifting Jessica’s corpse throughout London, they typically had a physique double standing in for Varma, which offered its justifiable share of bodily challenges.

“You can’t expect an actress of Indira’s calibre, you know, appearing in Macbeth opposite Ralph Fiennes to be schlepped around for two weeks,” Matt defined.

“So it was a wonderful, amazing woman who was a body double.

“Shirley practically lifts her up by herself, it’s incredible. Shirley Henderson is so strong, you wouldn’t believe it.”

Punctuating the farcical black comedy is an unimaginable rating, impressed by trumpeter Lester Bowie, by Byron Wallen, whose discordant jazz sounds pile on the ache and frustration felt by the characters.

Matt defined: “It’s this high-pitched screaming stuff that expresses the anarchy of what’s going on with the characters.”

As for who the director would name if he wanted to maneuver a physique, he immediately answered: “My co-writer. Yes, definitely.”

The Trouble With Jessica is in cinemas from Friday, April 5.