Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger, based on Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, will be released in Irish cinemas on 21st September 2018.
Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries and is now in decline. But Mrs Ayres, and her two grown children, Caroline and Roddy, are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.
The film stars Domhnall Gleeson as Dr Faraday; Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson as Caroline Ayres; BAFTA winner Will Poulter as Roderick Ayres; and Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling as Mrs Ayres.
The Little Stranger is produced by Gail Egan, Andrea Calderwood and Ed Guiney; and executive produced by Cameron McCracken for Pathé, Daniel Battsek for Film4, Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, Celine Haddad for the Irish Film Board and Tim O’Shea for Ingenious.
Director of Photography is Ole Birkeland, with Costumes by Steven Noble and Hair and Make-Up by Sian Grigg . Simon Elliott is Production Designer; Nathan Nugent Editor; and the Music is by Stephen Rennicks.
The Little Stranger is a Pathé, Film4, Irish Film Board and Ingenious presentation of a Potboiler Production in association with Element Films. The film was developed by Film4 with Potboiler and Element Films.
Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland; and Focus Features acquired the film from Pathe International for distribution throughout the rest of the world.