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The Little Stranger based on the book by Sarah Waters: Poster VS Poster #book2movie

Movie Poster for The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Charlotte Rampling based on the book by Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson

If the last poster for The Little Stranger based on the book by Sarah Waters was a tad disturbing with half of Domhnall Gleeson’s face missing in action—below—there is now a new poster geared to the UK market. It’s a more traditional approach featuring the movie’s stars Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson—you loved her in Luther—and Charlotte Rampling. Their pictures are prominent while their names are minuscule and while the director’s name (Lenny Abrahamson) is missing, there is no mistaking the movie comes from the Oscar-nominated Irish-born director of Room—as well as Frank. And of course, it all starts with the book from Sarah Waters. I always love seeing the writer credit featured so prominently. The question is, which most effectively sells the movie? Let me know which you prefer in the comment section below. I’m all ears.

The Little Stranger tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, 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.  But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – 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 disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

The Little Stranger is due out on August 31st here in the US and September 21st in the UK.