Alex Pettyfer's New Film, 'The Strange Ones,' Premieres at SXSW

Alex Pettyfer's New Film, 'The Strange Ones,' Premieres at SXSW

The mysterious new thriller sees the actor step into his darkest role yet.

The mysterious new thriller sees the actor step into his darkest role yet.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Alex Pettyfer’s latest film, The Strange Ones, directed by Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliffe, premiered at this year’s SXSW festival in the Narrative Feature Competition. The feature is an elaborated take on Wolkstein and Radcliffe’s 2011 short film of the same name, and sees Pettyfer stepping out of his comfort zone (i.e., big-budget blockbusters like Magic Mike and I Am Number Four). Judging by the reviews, Pettyfer is thriving in his new role.

The official synopsis of The Strange Ones reads: “Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.”

The consistently reliable IndieWire named it one of the thirteen must-see films of SXSW, saying, “Starting with the same central idea [of its predecessor] and stretching it in all directions, this new version fleshes out the dark energies of the original without losing the soul of what made it special in the first place.”

The film does not have an official release date yet, but you can watch a teaser trailer for it below.

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