Netflix has dropped the new trailer of the Australian thriller show The Stranger, the story follows Australian thriller The Stranger thing is featuring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris, which premiered at the Cannes Festival earlier this year and will be headed to Netflix in October 2022. In this show, two strangers also collaborate with a prime suspect in the case of the missing person. The movie mainly follows a real-life murder and kidnapping the 13-year-old Daniel Morcombe
The story has been written and helmed by actor and director Thomas M. Wright, whose directorial debut was in 2018’s Acute Misfortune. He said, “With The Stranger, I wanted to make a psychological crime film that took audiences into a place that is hidden — a film that was authentic and realistic in its detail, but also immersive and cinematic. A film that demanded attention and investment.
A film that an audience could lean into — and fall into. I centered the film on people who didn’t know the victim, but who devoted years of their lives – and their mental and physical health – to them; because though violence is the reason for this film, it is not its subject. Its subject is the connections between people. That means that, for me, this is a film defined by empathy.”
Wright also added, “For an independent Australian film to premiere in the Official Selection in Cannes, and then be brought to the largest audience anywhere as a Netflix film, is unprecedented. We couldn’t be prouder of this film and to be partnering with Netflix to release it to an international audience.”
The producers of the Stranger are See-Saw Films, Anonymous Content, and Blue Tongue Films, whose founder Joel Edgerton stars alongside Sean Harris.
The Stranger: Plot
The Stranger is based around two strangers who strike up a conversation on a long journey. One is a suspect in an unsolved missing person’s case and the other is the undercover operative on his trail. Their uneasy friendship becomes the core of the tightly wrought thriller, which is based on the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.
The Stranger: Cast
Netflix’s The Stranger stars Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Steve Mouzakis, Jada Alberts, Brendan Cooney, Mike Foenander, Alan Dukes, Matthew Sunderland, and Jeff Lang. The performances of both leads are praised by critics who saw the movie at two film festivals.
The Stranger: Release Date
The first we saw of Netflix’s The Stranger was a released clip at the Cannes Film Festival.
With the release of the official trailer, we can confirm the release date as Wednesday, October 19th, 2022.
The film will be reportedly available on Netflix globally except for the following areas: Italy, Benelux, Portugal, Greece, Israel, and the Middle East.
The movie will also be available in select theaters in October 2022. This is undoubtedly to allow the movie to qualify for the Oscars and other award shows in 2023.
Here is the trailer: