“‘Strangers’ – Andrew Scott, Claire Foy and More star join the cast of Andrew Haigh Film Adaptation”
According to Variety, leading parts in Searchlight Pictures’ upcoming film adaptation of Strangers, largely based on the Japanese novel by Taichi Yamada, have been cast, including BAFTA winners Andrew Scott and Jamie Bell, Emmy winner Claire Foy, and Emmy candidate Paul Mescal. The concept is the brainchild of well-known director Andrew Haigh.
The story follows screenwriter Adam (Scott) as he has an unexpected encounter with his enigmatic neighbour Harry (Mescal) one night in his mostly deserted tower block in modern-day London, which disrupts the rhythm of his routine. As Adam and Harry get more intimate, Adam is compelled to return to his childhood home, where he learns that his deceased parents, Foy and Bell, are still alive and appear to be the same age as they did on the day of their deaths more than 30 years ago.
Andrew Haigh, who is most known for his work on movies like Weekend and Lean on Pete, will write and direct Strangers. Searchlight Pictures, Film4, and Blueprint Pictures collaborated on the adaptation.
Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Sarah Harvey are the producers; executive producers include Ben Knight, Diarmuid McKeown, Ollie Madden, Daniel Battsek, and Farhana Bhula. On behalf of Searchlight, DanTram Nguyen, Katie Goodson-Thomas, Jaya Campbell, Apolline Berty, and Kim Tance will be in charge of the project’s management.
The two seasons of Fleabag and Sherlock are what Scott is best known for; the latter earned him his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The next time we’ll see him is in the Amazon series Ripley.
The most current episode of A Very British Scandal in which Foy appeared. The veteran of The Crown will next be seen in the drama picture Women Talking alongside Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, and Jessie Buckley, all of whom are well-known performers.