Casting has been announced for the horror film Strangers, a story of parental purgatory.

Andrew Haigh first found success on the festival circuit in 2011 with LGBTQ themed drama Weekend, which he followed up in 2015 with the BAFTA nominated 45 Years and 2017’s Lean On Pete.

Now, he’s back in the director’s chair for Strangers, for which he has also adapted the script from the award-winning novel of the same name by Taichi Yamada. His first foray into horror, the plot follows screenwriter Adam, who one night has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbour Harry 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 are both living and look the same age as the day they died over 30 years ago.

Andrew Scott and Normal People star Paul Mascal play Adam and Harry respectively, while his parents are played by Claire Foy and Jamie Bell.

The novel was previously adapted in 1988 under the title of The Descartes, which was directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi.

A release date has not yet been announced, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

Variety

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