Looking creator director Andrew Haigh has been out of the spotlight for a bit, but he hasn’t gone away. A couple of years ago he directed the BBC series The North Water with Jack O’Connell, Colin Farrell, and Stephen Graham. But it has been five years since his last feature film, the English coming-of-age drama Lean On Pete, and now Haigh is back with and targeting the awards season with All of Us Strangers.
Fox Searchlight has set a December 22nd release date for All of Us Strangers, which is led by Fleabag‘s Andrew Scott and Oscar-nominated Aftersun star Paul Mescal. A first look at the film features both actors. Also in the cast are Claire Foy and Jamie Bell.
Here’s the synopsis: One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (a screenwriter, played by Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal) that punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As Adam and Harry get closer, Adam is pulled back to his childhood home, where it appears his long-dead parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell) are both living and look the same age as the day they died thirty years before.
A bit of a departure for Haigh, but this is definitely shaping up to be one of the most-anticipated movies of the season.