Domhnall Gleeson (‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Ex Machina’) and Lenny Abrahamson, who previously worked together on 2014’s ‘Frank,’ are set to reunite for a feature adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Gothic novel ‘The Little Stranger.’
Published in 2009, the novel is officially described as follows:
“The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty post-war summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline-its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.”
Lucinda Coxon (‘The Danish Girl’) is providing the screenplay for the adaptation, which Abrahamson plans to shoot in Britain next year.
Gleeson will next be seen starring alongside fellow Irish star Saoirse Ronan in John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’ (November 6th), followed by the highly anticipated ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ on December 17th. The Dublin native then follows up with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant’ in January.