WATCH: Delusions are Contagious in Official Trailer for ‘The Little Stranger’


Focus Features released the official trailer for their upcoming horror mystery, “The Little Stranger.”

The film:

“…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.”

Domhnall Gleeson stars as Dr. Faraday. He has starred in such notable films as “Ex Machina,” “Brooklyn,” and “American Made.” But he is perhaps best known currently for his role as General Hux in the current “Star Wars” trilogy.

Ruth Wilson is Caroline Ayres. After getting her start on the miniseries “Jane Eyre” in 2006, she went on to shows like “Luther” and “The Affair.” She also stars in “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” and will have a role in “His Dark Materials,” based on the fantasy series by Philip Pullman.

Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling has been a staple in film for several decades. She appeared in films like “Farewell, My Lovely,” “The Verdict,” and “Melancholia.” Her Oscar nomination came for “45 Years” in 2015. In “The Little Stranger,” she plays family matriarch, Mrs. Ayers.

And completing the family circle is Will Poulter, as Roderick Ayers. The star of films like “The Maze Runner” and “We’re the Millers,” Poulter had the opportunity to show a deeper side in “The Revenant,” and again last summer with Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit.”

Lucinda Coxon adapted the script from the novel by Sarah Waters. Coxon’s most recent script was “The Danish Girl,” which earned four Academy Award nominations, including a win for supporting actress Alicia Vikander.

Lenny Abrahamson returns to the director’s chair for his first feature since his Oscar-winning film, “Room.” His filmography is a bit scattered, with a lot of time in between projects. Prior to “Room,” he directed the film “Frank” in 2014.

Focus Features is distributing “The Little Stranger,” which will be in theaters on August 31.

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