A searing character study of a South Dublin teenager with ‘What Richard Did’. Allowing Michael Fassbender to unleash his inner rock star whilst rocking a papier mache head in ‘Frank’. Instilling an unlikely sense of wonder in a desperate situation for Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, in the Oscar-winning ‘Room’.
Lenny Abrahamson has certainly proved his versatility in the early infancy of his directorial career and his latest film for Film4 and Focus Features is no exception.
He is set to delve into the period horror genre with ‘The Little Stranger’, an adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel which stars Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Charlotte Rampling (Red Sparrow), Ruth Wilson (Dark River) and Will Poulter (The Revenant).
The debut trailer for ‘The Little Stranger’ is set to be released later this week, ahead of its US release in August.
For now. Here’s the first images from the film along with its official synopsis…
‘THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.’