Helmed by Andrew Haigh, the fantasy drama will hit theatres on December 22
The trailer for the fantasy drama All of Us Strangers, directed by Andrew Haigh, has been released. This film is an adaptation of the Japanese novel Strangers and stars Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, and Claire Foy. The story follows a young screenwriter who fell in love with his neighbour after losing his parents at a young age. Andrew Scott plays Adam, who enters into a relationship with his neighbour Harry (Paul Mescal) and becomes preoccupied with memories of his past. As their relationship develops, Adam begins to hallucinate and see his deceased parents. The trailer features personal and sexual moments between Adam and Harry as well as some fantasy elements. According to the director Haigh, All of Us Strangers explores the relationship dynamics between Harry and Adam.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, director Haigh commented on the chemistry he observed between Scott and Mescal when they were on set together. He also mentioned that both lead actors were willing to perform intimate scenes as they understood their significance in the film. According to Haigh, his childhood was not a pleasant experience because of a complicated history of sadness and past traumas. He mentioned that narrating a story about someone else's traumatic experience becomes challenging when one has to confront their own past. "I'm not sure if it was foolish, emotionally or mentally. But it was a really strangely cathartic experiment," Haigh said. Haigh is known for his previous films, Weekend and 45 Years, as well as his contributions to the popular HBO series Looking.
All of Us Strangers will premiere at the New York Film Festival, followed by a theatrical release on December 22.
Meanwhile, Scott who is known for his role as James Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock, was recently seen in the Bond film Spectre and 1917. He will next feature in the action comedy, Back in Action, helmed by Seth Gordon.