We adore an all-star cast in which we recognize practically everyone on set, not just one, two, or three of the stars. It’s an old Hollywood tactic we’ve seen in a slew of films, from 2010’s Valentine’s Day (featuring everyone from Taylor Swift to Julia Roberts) to 2018’s Ocean’s Eight (starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and others), and we’re not mad about it. While Netflix’s latest film announcement does not have an Oscar-winning cast, it does include some of our favorite new-gen stars from shows like Game of Thrones, 13 Reasons Why, and Riverdale.
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, who recently directed her directorial debut, Someone Great, for Netflix, conceived and directed Strangers. Robinson and Celeste Ballard, whose credits include the highly anticipated Space Jam sequel, Wrecked, Sweet/Vicious, and others, wrote the film’s script. Under their overall arrangement with Netflix, Robinson is producing the film alongside Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron of the production company Likely Story.
Everything you need to know about Netlix’s ‘Strangers’
Netflix has greenlit a loose remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 classic Strangers on a Train starring Riverdale’s Camila Mendes and Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke in an effort to expand its already substantial young adult collection. The pupils of Rosewood Country Day School have rough lives. The collateral damage does not cease when two students decide to destroy one another. Drew (“It” girl) and Eleanor (“alt girl”), two odd friends, resolve to go after each other’s bullies in this dark comedy.
Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke have been cast as the leads in Netflix’s Strangers, according to Deadline. Hawke rose to notoriety in the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, while Mendes is best recognized for her role in Riverdale. Rish Shah (Emmerdale, Ms. Marvel), Talia Ryder (Never Rarely Sometimes Always), Jonathan Daviss (Outer Banks), and Alisha Boe (Outer Banks) are among the other cast members (13 Reasons Why, Teen Wolf). Sophie Turner, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, is also set to appear in the film.
While Strangers is currently in pre-production, we’ll be keeping an eye out for more information. We’ll let you know as soon as we have more information.