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Netflix announces cast for dark comedy ‘Strangers’

The Netflix film is inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock classic ‘Strangers On a Train’.

Akash Kurup | OTTplay
Jun 27, 2021
 
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Netflix had announced the lineup for their dark comedy Strangers. The film, inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock film Strangers On a Train, had earlier cast Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke and Rish Shah. Now, the streaming giant has added another list of actors to their cast including Austin Abrams (Dash & Lily), Jonathan Daviss (Outer Banks), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), Talia Ryder (West Side Story), Paris Berelc (Hubie Halloween), Maia Reficco (Next To Normal) and Ava Capri (Love, Victor).

Netflix’s Strangers will be directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, who also worked on Someone Great starring Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise and Brittany Snow. The film will be based on a screenplay she wrote along with Celeste Ballard. Robinson also co-wrote the screenplay for Thor: Love and Thunder along with Taika Waititi.

The film's plot is inspired by the story of Strangers On a Train, which revolves around two strangers, Bruno, a psychotic male and Guy, who is a tennis player on a train journey. They soon realise that they both want to kill someone. They come up with a plan to exchange their enemies and murder them, in order to evade cops. Strangers repurposes that story with two teenage girls, Drew and Eleanor, who team up and go after each other’s bullies.

The movie will also be produced by Jennifer Robinson, Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron for Likely Story. Robinson’s feature directorial debut, Someone Great, was also produced by Likely Story. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner was also recently cast in HBO Max’s drama series The Staircase and she is also a part of the voice cast for HBO Max’s The Prince.

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