Searchlight Pictures this morning announced the release date and first image of All of Us Strangers (formerly title Strangers) starring Andrew Scott (Fleabag) and Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal (Aftersun). The film is set for release on December 22 and also stars Claire Foy and Jamie Bell.
Synopsis: “One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (a screenwriter played by Scott) 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 still alive and look the same age as the day they died 30 years before.”
Strangers is Haigh’s fourth directorial feature film after his breakthrough with 2011’s Weekend, which he followed up with 2015’s 45 Years (earning Charlotte Rampling a Best Actress Oscar nomination) and most recently with 2018’s Lean on Pete. In between, Haigh helmed 10 episodes and the TV movie of HBO’s Looking.
All of Haigh’s previous films have hit the festival circuit and while the film has not been announced to hit any fall festivals so far, new announcements from TIFF and NYFF are expected this and next week and Telluride announces the day of the festival. The BFI London Film Festival kicked off its first announcement this morning revealing that Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn will open the fest as an international premiere.