Following the premieres at the Cannes Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival, The Stranger will premiere globally on Netflix on October 19. The film will hit Australian theatres on October 6. The streaming giant released the film’s trailer on Monday.
Filmmaker Thomas M Wright’s film revolves around two strangers who strike up a conversation on a long journey. One, a suspect in an unsolved missing person’s case; the other, an undercover operative on his trail. Their uneasy friendship is at the core of this tightly wrought thriller, based on the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.
The Stranger stars Golden Globe nominee Joel Edgerton and BAFTA Award winner Sean Harris. The film is produced by Rachel Gardner, See-Saw Film’s Iain Canning and Emile Sherman; Blue Tongue Films’ Joel Edgerton; and Anonymous Content’s Kim Hodgert and Kerry Kohansky-Roberts.