Searchlight Pictures, Film4 and Blueprint Pictures are partnering for a new film “Strangers” from Andrew Haigh (Weekend, Lean on Pete).
The film is loosely based on an award-winning novel by Taichi Yamada. and will star Andrew Scott (Fleabag), Paul Mescal (Normal People), Claire Foy (The Crown), and Jamie Bell (Rocketman).
“Strangers” follows screenwriter Adam (Scott) who, one night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbor Harry (Mescal) that punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As Adam and Harry get closer, Adam is pulled back to his childhood home where he discovers that his long-dead parents (Foy and Bell) are both living and look the same age as the day they died over 30 years ago.
Haigh has adapted the script and will direct.
Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin are producing for Blueprint, along with Sarah Harvey. Blueprint’s Ben Knight and Diarmuid McKeown are executive producing alongside Ollie Madden, Daniel Battsek and Farhana Bhula for Film4. Searchlight’s DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas are overseeing for the studio, along with Jaya Campbell, Apolline Berty and Kim Tance.
A release date for “Strangers” has not been announced yet.