Wednesday, December 20, 2017

First Look at The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson

First Look at The Little Stranger: Oliver Zetterstrom is Dr. Faraday as a young boy 

I have to admit I have not yet read The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters gothic ghost story about a doctor who is called to tend a patient in a dilapidated old house where he used to live as the son of the family’s housemaid. My friend Teresa Campbell, who loves horror to her core, is a huge fan of the book and can’t wait to see her film crush Domhnall Gleeson as Dr. Faraday. She’ll have to hang on for awhile, the movie doesn’t hit screens until August 31st, 2018. Plenty of time to read the book, in the meantime, we have this intriguing first look at Domhnall Gleeson’s character as a young boy. This is the young actor, Oliver Zetterstom’s first credit.

The movie, which also stars Ruth Wilson and Charlotte Rampling, is directed by Lenny Abrahamson who gave us the thrilling and moving adaptation of Room  starring Brie Larson and Frank where he had the guts to keep Michael Fassbender fitted under a giant ball-shaped head for most of the filmI admire his vision and fearless choices so I’m looking forward to seeing this. 




One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. Its owners—mother, son, and daughter—are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his own.

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