Netflix has bagged Thomas M. Wright’s tense Cannes thriller The Stranger and can premiere it globally in October.
The Australian drama had its world premiere within the Official Choice on the Cannes Movie Competition this 12 months, the place Deadline critic Anna Smith stated it revealed “quietly compelling perception” in regards to the nature of police work.
The movie will premiere in Australia on the Melbourne Worldwide Movie Competition immediately and have a neighborhood theatrical launch, earlier than launching on Netflix worldwide (excluding Italy, Benelux, Portugal, Greece, Israel and the Center East).
Produced by See-Noticed Movies, Nameless Content material and Blue Tongue Movies, whose founder Joel Edgerton stars alongside Sean Harris, the movie relies round two strangers who strike up a dialog on a protracted journey. One is a suspect in an unsolved lacking particular person’s case and the opposite the undercover operative on his path. Their uneasy friendship turns into the core of the tightly wrought thriller, which relies on the true story of one of many largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.
Author/director Wright stated: “With The Stranger, I needed to make a psychological crime movie that took audiences into a spot that’s hidden — a movie that was genuine and sensible in its element, but additionally immersive and cinematic. A movie that demanded consideration and funding. A movie that an viewers may lean into — and fall into.
“I centered the movie on individuals who didn’t know the sufferer, however who devoted years of their lives – and their psychological and bodily well being – to them; as a result of although violence is the rationale for this movie, it isn’t its topic. Its topic is the connections between folks. That signifies that, for me, this can be a movie outlined by empathy.”
He added: “For an unbiased Australian movie to premiere within the Official Choice in Cannes, after which be dropped at the biggest viewers anyplace as a Netflix movie, is unprecedented. We couldn’t be extra pleased with this movie and to be partnering with Netflix to launch it to a global viewers.”
Producers on the movie are Rachel Gardner, See-Noticed’s Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, Blue Tongue’s Edgerton; and Nameless Content material’s Kim Hodgert and Kerry Kohansky-Roberts. Government Producers are See-Noticed’s Simon Gillis, Rocket Science’s Thorsten Schuhmacher, Lars Sylvest, Trinity Media Financing’s Morgan Emmery and Jean-Charles Levy.
CAA Media Finance and Rocket Science brokered the take care of Netflix.
Edgerton is represented by Nameless Content material, WME, Shanahan, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum. Harris is represented by B-Aspect Administration and Administration 360. Thomas M. Wright is represented by Stacey Testro Worldwide and UTA.
Netflix Acquires Thomas M. Wright’s Joel Edgerton And Sean Harris-Starring Thriller ‘The Stranger’ Following Cannes Bow