Paul Mescal, Andrew Scott to Star Together in a (Possibly Gay) Film!

Paul Mescal & Andrew Scott

Paul Mescal (‘Normal People’ and ‘Aftersun’) and Andrew Scott (‘Fleabag’) will star in a new movie called ‘Strangers’ which will be a loose adaptation of a supernatural Japanese novel of the same title — and fans have high hopes that it is going to be gay!

It is still unclear if the film will feature gay characters, that is, Scott and Mescal’s, but looking into the plot, it seems highly likely.

The film will focus on Adam (to be played by Scott), a screenwriter living in an apartment building in London. On one fateful night, he gets a chance encounter with Harry (to be played by Mescal). The two grow close (which could be interpreted in so many ways), but Adam finds himself back in his childhood home. There, he sees his supposedly long-dead parents alive and looking the same age as the day they passed away thirty years ago. (In the original 1987 novel by Taichi Yamada, however, the protagonist only finds his long-dead parents and realizes that they were ghosts taking away the life force out of him.)

Given that the film will be directed by queer British director Andrew Haigh, it won’t be surprising if ‘Stranger’ actually comes out (pun unintended) as an actual gay film!

 

Scott and Mescal will be joined by two other big British actors, Claire Foy and Jamie Bell, who will play Adam’s parents.

No details have been released yet regarding the film’s release, but in an interview with W Magazine, Mescal said it should be out by the end of the year.

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