Two of Ireland’s national treasures, Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott, are gearing up for their upcoming film, “Strangers.” British filmmaker Andrew Haigh has also recruited Jamie Bell and Claire Foy for this new indie flick.
Whilst Mescal recently celebrated his Olivier Award win for his performance in “A Streetcar Named Desire” in the most relatable way, we’re so excited to see him return to the big screen alongside an all-star cast for this LGBTQ+ romance film. Keep reading for all of the details we know so far aboutt “Strangers” — including the plot and release date.
Per Variety, “Fleabag”‘s Scott, “Normal People” star Mescal, “The Crown”‘s Foy, and “Rocketman”‘s Bell are all set to appear in the film.
As per the film’s synopsis, “Strangers” tells the story of screenwriter Adam (Scott), who shares a night with Mescal’s Henry, which interrupts the rhythm of his everyday life. Adam and Henry grow “closer” to each other, which — paired with Haigh’s filmography — might suggest that the pair will undergo some kind of sexual awakening. Adam then returns home to discover that his late parents, portrayed by Foy and Bell, are somehow both alive, and look the same as they did before they died over 30 years ago. The film is drawn from Taichi Yamada’s novel of the same name, Variety reported.
The movie is directed by film mogul Haigh, who is perhaps best known for LGBTQ+ love story “Weekend” (2011), as well as indie movies “45 Years” (2015) and “Lean on Pete” (2017).
He was also the executive producer and lead writer/director on HBO’s “Looking” (2014-2016), and was the mind behind BBC and AMC’s “The North Water” (2021).
“Strangers” Release Date
Whilst we haven’t got a firm release date just yet, Mescal said to W Magazine that he thinks the film might premiere “at the end of the year,” following his shoot for Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator” sequel.