Ruth Wilson Joins The Cast of The Little Stranger

Posted 2017/05/07 0 0

Deadline is reporting that British actress Ruth Wilson has signed up to star alongside Domhnall Gleeson in Lenny Abrahamson’s forthcoming feature The Little Stranger.


The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson is set to join Domhnall Gleeson in The Little Stranger, the wartime ghost story that will mark the next directorial outing of Room helmer Lenny Abrahamson. The Danish Girl’s Lucinda Coxon has adapted it from the Sarah Waters gothic novel and Element Pictures is producing with Gail Egan. In the movie, Gleeson plays a doctor in post-World War II Britain who goes back to the crumbling great house of Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked as a maid. Now, as the owners of the place struggle to pay the taxes, they're also being haunted by a terrifying poltergeist with ties to the family. The doctor becomes obsessed with marrying the older daughter (Wilson) and bad things, as you might be able to figure out given the supernatural and cultural issues, start to happen.

Wilson is best known for her role as Alice Morgan in the BBC TV series Luther, as well as starring in Anna Karenina, The Lone Ranger, Saving Mr. Banks, and the Showtime series The Affair. She has a few films on the way, including How To Talk To Girls At Parties and Dark River, and has also just agreed to play her own grandmother, Alice Wilson, in a new BBC drama called The Wilsons.

Gleeson has completed several films beyond reprising in the Rian Johnson-directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi; he costars with Tom Cruise in American Made; plays A.A. Milne in the Simon Curtis-directed Goodbye Christopher Robin, Mr. McGregor in Peter Rabbit, and costarring in the Darren Aronofsky-directed Mother! and the David Wain-directed A Futile & Stupid Gesture.

Having secured an Oscar nomination for his last film, Room, Abrahamson has his pick of projects. The Little Stranger sees him continue his association with Element Pictures, who will produce alongside Andrea Calderwood and Gail Egan.

The Little Stranger was offered a Production Loan of €350,000 by the Irish Film Board in the last round of funding and is expected to start shooting soon.