Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott cast in new film with Claire Foy

Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott cast in new film with Claire Foy

TWO IRISH acting heavyweights, Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal, are to star alongside Claire Foy and Jamie Bell in a new film.

Strangers, from acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh, will see Scott play Adam, who one night has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbour Harry, played by Mescal.

The encounter punctures the rhythm of his everyday life, and as the two grow closer, Adam is pulled back to his childhood home where he discovers that his long-dead parents, played by Foy and Bell, are both living and look the same age as the day they died over 30 years previously.

Andrew Haigh, acclaimed filmmaker behind queer festival darling Weekend and A24’s Lean on Pete, is behind the flick and assembled the cast, having previously wrote and directed the miniseries The North Water for the BBC. His previous credits include the Oscar-nominated 45 Years starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.

Andrew Scott, of Fleabag season two fame, also has credits in Academy Award winning film 1917 and Netflix's Black Mirror. He is next set to appear in the Amazon original series Ripley.

Paul Mescal broke out onto the screens of viewers across the world when he played the role of Connell Waldron is the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People. He has since gone on to appear in The Lost Daughter alongside Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson, and has been receiving acclaim at Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Aftersun.

Foy starred in the first two seasons of the Netflix juggernaut The Crown, and has collected several trophies for her turn as Queen Elizabeth II, while Bell recently appeared in Rocketman and Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool.