If you were a fan of Sarah Waters’ 2009 book The Little Stranger, you will delight knowing production has started on a movie version of the same name.
The movie will tell the story of Dr. Faraday who is called to a patient in a conveniently haunted house. Set in 1948, The Little Stranger should be quite the spooky supernatural thriller.
“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 terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.“
The film was written by Lucinda Coxon (“The Danish Girl,” Wild Target”) and is directed by Lenny Abrahamson (“Room,” “Frank”). That is quite a pedigree on the page and behind the camera. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Brooklyn), Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Will Poulter (The Revenant), and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years).