Netflix has revealed the trailer for its new Australian crime thriller, The Stranger, and based on the strength of its two leads alone, you should mark its October 6th theatrical release and October 19th global Netflix premiere in your calendar.
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Having starred in the likes of Animal Kingdom, The Gift, and Black Mass, Golden Globe-winner Joel Edgerton has an exceptional nose for a good thriller; while BAFTA Award-winner Sean Harris has played one of the Mission Impossible franchise’s most electric villains, carried a pivotal role in the outstanding The King, and brought to life one of the creepiest and most mesmerising junkies of all time in the Michael Cain vehicle, Harry Brown.
The new film comes from Australian writer and director Thomas M. Wright, and according to its synopsis, “A friendship forms between two strangers. For Henry Teague, worn down by a lifetime of physical labour, this is a dream come true. His new friend Mark becomes his saviour and ally. However, neither is who they appear to be, each carry secrets that threaten to ruin them and in the background, one of the nation’s largest police operations is closing in.”
The Stranger takes inspiration from the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia, revolving around the disappearance of 13-year-old Daniel Morcombe. While Morcombe’s parents have understandably expressed dismay at the film, calling it a “selfish cash grab”, based on the talent attached, we may well be in store for a particularly grim, but effective, slice of Aussie crime cinema.
We don’t have to wait long to find out. You can catch The Stranger down at your local cineplex from October 6th or Netflix subscribers can watch it from the comfort of their own homes from October 19th. Watch the trailer above or follow the link below.