The ever-busy Domhnall Gleeson is set to reunite with his Frank director Lenny Abrahamson for his next movie The Little Stranger, and during an interview with Digital Spy the Irish actor has teased what we can expect from their upcoming collaboration:
“”I wouldn’t say [it’s a] horror,” said Gleeson. “It’s a ghost story – a very unsettling psychological ghost story, in a way that I think will be compulsive. There’s an oddness to it. You know like The Others and films like that – there’s something like that about it. Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You – it’s got that vibe to it. And Gaslight – not exactly that vibe because they’re older, but it’s got something of that oddness to it, creeping psychological dread, that I think is scary but not quite horror. The guy I’m playing is containing a lot of remorse and anger and sadness and sexuality.”
Gleeson is joined in the cast of The Little Stranger by Will Poulter, and Charlotte Rampling. The film is set for release on August 31st 2018, and has the following synopsis:
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.
Gleeson’s latest film Peter Rabbit opens in UK cinemas this week, while he will soon reprise his role as General Hux for Star Wars: Episode IX, which is due to begin filming this summer.