Netflix bags Cannes title ‘The Stranger’, set for October release

Los Angeles: Streaming service Netflix has acquired filmmaker Thomas M Wright’s thriller film The Stranger for release on its platform.Starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris in the lead roles, the film will have a theatrical release in Australia, excluding regions such as Italy, Benelux, Portugal, Greece, Israel and the Middle East, before launching on Netflix […]
 


Los Angeles: Streaming service Netflix has acquired filmmaker Thomas M Wright’s thriller film The Stranger for release on its platform.Starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris in the lead roles, the film will have a theatrical release in Australia, excluding regions such as Italy, Benelux, Portugal, Greece, Israel and the Middle East, before launching on Netflix worldwide in October. Told. a statement.

The film, which had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, revolves around two strangers who negotiate a long journey. a, a suspect in the case of an unsolved missing person; Second, an undercover operative on his way. Their uneasy friendship is at the core of this tightly-crafted thriller based on the true story of one of the biggest investigations and covert operations in Australia, according to the official plot.
“With The Stranger, I wanted to create a psychological crime film that took the audience to a place that was hidden – a film that was authentic and realistic in its description, but also immersive and cinematic. A film Which demanded attention and investment. A film that an audience can lean into — and fall into,'” Wright said.
“I focused the film on people who didn’t know the victim, but who had dedicated years of their lives – and their mental and physical health, because although violence is the cause of this film, it is not its subject. Its theme is the relationship between people. That means, to me, it is a film defined by empathy,” he said.
“The Stranger” is produced by See-Saw Films, Anonymous Content and Blue Tongue Films.