Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott to “explore each other’s bodies” in new movie ‘Strangers’


Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott to “explore each other’s bodies” in new movie ‘Strangers’, also starring Claire Foy and Jamie Bell


Paul Mescal (Normal People) and Andrew Scott (Fleabag) will be giving the gays everything they want in a new movie, inspired by the 1987 novel of the same name by Japanese screenwriter and novelist Taichi Yamada.


In the original Strangers story, the protagonist is a divorced, middle-aged scriptwriter who discovers his long-dead parents have returned as ghosts, but Variety reports that the script for this new project will only be loosely based on this narrative. 


The movie will follow a screenwriter Adam (Scott) who “has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbour” Harry (Mescal).

As Adam and Harry get closer, Adam is drawn back to his childhood home where he discovers that his long-dead parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell) are both living and look the same age as the day they died over 30 years ago.


No set release date as yet, but some posts on social media indicate they may have already wrapped filming. 



Critic’s Choice Award-winning Andrew Scott, who is gay, has had a big impact with audiences, particularly in recent years since appearing in the second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag.

He has appeared in Sam Mendes’ Academy Award winner 1917, Mick Jackson’s Denial with Rachel Weisz, and the Netflix original Black Mirror, and will next appear in Amazon original series Ripley


While Paul Mescal blew-up after appearing in Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, then going on to star in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter, alongside Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson. He also starred in Aftersun, one of 2022’s most critically acclaimed movies.

Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott
Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott


Filmmaker Andrew Haigh, who is gay and best known for acclaimed queer classic Weekend, is directing the movie, while Searchlight Pictures, Film4 and Blueprint Pictures all colab on the project.


Bring. It. On.


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