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All of Us Strangers: everything to know about Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott movie

Claire Foy also stars in the new film - find out everything to know about All of Us Strangers

All of Us Strangers: everything to know about Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott movie
Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
Updated: January 19, 2024
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Normal People star Paul Mescal and Fleabag’s very own Andrew Scott have another hit on their hands with the upcoming fantasy-supernatural movie, All of Us Strangers, which follows a man shocked to find his long dead parents living in his old childhood home. Here's everything to know about the new film... 

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The movie is set to be released on 26 January in the UK, but early reviews have already lauded the film - particularly the performances from the main four cast members, Andrew, Paul, The Crown's Claire Foy and Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell. 

WATCH: Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal star in All of Us Strangers

Taking to Twitter/X, one person posted: "ALL OF US STRANGERS is excellent, one of the best films I’ve seen this year. A film about how death starves us of conversations we never got to have. Made, as Haigh always does, with such strong emotional acuity. Andrew Scott’s best performance by a long shot." Watch the trailer here... 

Another person added: "The kind of film that makes you cry in the cinema, then you go to McDonald's afterwards and cry while waiting for your McPlant, then you wake up the next day and yep, crying. Safe to say that All Of Us Strangers is one of my films of the year." 

Will you be watching?
Will you be watching?

A third person praised the director, adding: "I doubt Andrew Haigh is capable of making a bad film, but that didn't prepare me for the emotional wallop of ALL OF US STRANGERS, with a performance from Andrew Scott that pulverized my heart." 

Where to watch 2024's award-winning movies and TV shows

Where to watch award-winning movies and TV shows 


Poor Things - Cinema

The Holdovers - Apple TV+/Cinema

Barbie - Rent from Prime Video

Oppenheimer - Rent from Apple TV+

American Fiction - Prime Video/Cinema

The Boy and the Heron - Cinema/Apple TV+

Killers of the Flower Moon - Apple TV+

TV shows

The Bear - Hulu/Disney+

Abbott Elementary - ABC/Disney+

The White Lotus - HBO/Sky and NOW

Succession - HBO/Sky and NOW

Beef - Netflix

Black Bird - Apple TV+

The Crown - Netflix

Fellow Travelers - SHOWTIME/Paramount+

Speaking about the project on The Graham Norton Show, Andrew said: "It is a hard film to talk about because it sounds nuts, but it is beautiful and very emotional.  There is a coming out story within it and its about how to love and how to love with courage.   It has really been embraced by so many people. To see the film is to love the film and we are very proud of it." 

Has All of Us Strangers been nominated for any awards? 

All of Us Strangers has swept up nominations at the BAFTAs, receiving nods for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for Paul and Claire respectively, as well as a Golden Globe nod for Andrew, and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature. Fans recently shared their upset that Andrew wasn't nominated for a BAFTA for his performance, with one person writing: "Andrew Scott missing out on a BAFTA nomination for All Of Us Strangers is a scandal almost worthy of an ITV drama." Another person added: "Andrew Scott I’m so sorry …. One of the most painful awards snubs in history ever I think." 

Paul was nominated for a BAFTA
Paul was nominated for a BAFTA

What is All of Us Strangers about? 

Loosely based on the 1987 Japanese novel Strangers by Taichi Yamada, the story follows Adam, a lonely man living in the same apartment complex as Harry, a happy-go-lucky man who gets pulled into Adam’s world. And, just to make the movie live up to its genre of fantasy and supernatural, Adam sees his parents the same age as he is, and living their lives like it was yesterday. However, this doesn’t make a lot of sense since his parents were killed in a car crash when he was a child. 

Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott in ALL OF US STRANGERS
Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott in ALL OF US STRANGERS

Speaking about the two lead stars, the director Andrew Haigh told Vanity Fair: "There was chemistry between the two of them literally the second I saw them together… Both of them were pretty fearless. There was no sense of them being afraid of approaching [sex scenes].

I’ve been more objective in how I’ve shot sex scenes in the past. Here, I really wanted to feel the subjective nature of having sex and what it feels like – the nervousness and the excitement and the physical sensation of being touched by someone else and what that does to you.”

When is All of Us Strangers release date? 

While the new film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on 31 August, fans have a while to wait to see it in the cinemas, and it will be released on 26 January 2024 - so mark your calendars!

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