Principal photography begins on Lenny Abrahamson’s 'The Little Stranger'

Principal photography has begun in the UK on Academy Award-nominated Irish director Lenny Abrahamson’s latest film The Little Stranger, based on Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel of the same name.

The Little Stranger is a chilling ghost story written by BAFTA nominee Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl) adapted from Waters’ novel. It tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter and Charlotte Rampling and will shoot in various locations outside of London and in Yorkshire for roughly 10 weeks.

The crew will include DoP Ole Birkeland, costumer designer Steven Noble, Sian Grigg on hair and make-up, and Simon Elliott as production designer.