Releasing in theaters later this year and also starring Jaime Bell and Claire Foy, the Searchlight film sees Mescal portray a new lover whose presence coincides with the magical return of Scott’s character’s dead parents.
BY ABBEY WHITE
Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal navigate the past and present of love in the trailer for All of Us Strangers.
In the film, helmed by Andrew Haigh, Scott stars as Adam, a man in contemporary London who has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor, Mescal’s Harry, one night near his tower block. As the relationship between them develops, Adam becomes preoccupied with the memories of his past, and is drawn back to the town he grew up in. In his childhood home, he finds his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), seemingly alive just as they were the day they died 30 years earlier.The more-than-two-minute-long trailer, set to Pet Shop Boys’ “Always on My Mind,” captures the ethereal tone of Adam’s various relationships, from that initial intimate and vulnerable encounter with Harry to the otherwordly experiences with his family.
“Is this real?” Scott’s Adam asks to his parents in his childhood home. “Does it feel real?” Foy’s character responds.
As Harry reveals his strained relationship with his family — one he’s always “felt like a stranger” in — Adam takes a journey that allows him to more fully know the people taken from him too soon. “It’s funny,” Harry says in the trailer. “It doesn’t take much to make you feel the way you did back then.”
“I’d always felt alone,” Adam says. “This is a new feeling.”
The Searchlight Pictures movie from Blueprint Films and Film4 was produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin and Sarah Harvey and written and directed by Haigh. The film is set to release in theaters on Dec. 22.