You can’t seem to turn around without seeing one Gleeson or another gracing our movie screens. After what seems like the children’s story genre being overtaken by Domhnall with his role as AA Milne in Goodbye Christopher Robin and currently in this weeks release of Peter Rabbit as the grouchy Mr McGregor – he has revealed that his next venture, A Little Stranger is on the creepy side.
Speaking with Digital Spy on the press tour for Peter Rabbit, Domhnall said “I wouldn’t say horror, It’s a ghost story – a very unsettling psychological ghost story, in a way that I think will be compulsive.
He went on to compare the film with the likes of the Nicole Kidman lead, The Others. “There’s an oddness to it. You know like The Others and films like that – there’s something like that about it.”
He went on to say “Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You – it’s got that vibe to it, And Gaslight – not exactly that vibe because they’re older, but it’s got something of that oddness to it, creeping psychological dread, that I think is scary but not quite horror. The guy I’m playing is containing a lot of remorse and anger and sadness and sexuality.“
Reuniting with his Frank director, Lenny Abrahamson, who directs here, The Little Stranger tells the story of tells the story of a country doctor in 1947 who’s called to a patient at the once-grand and now-in-decline Hundreds Hall, the inhabitants of which are haunted by something ominous.
Will Poulter, Ruth Wilson and Charlotte Rampling all join Gleeson on the cast.
The film will be released in August 2018
We spoke with Gleeson this past week on the Green Carpet of the UK premiere of Peter Rabbit – Watch the interview below.