Margaret Qualley & Nick Robinson in Trailer for 'Strange But True' Film

August 4, 2019
Source: YouTube

Strange But True Trailer

"There's more answers than those you can see." Lionsgate has debuted an official trailer for an odd indie dramatic thriller titled Strange But True, based on John Searles' book of the same name. This domestic suspense-thriller stars quite an impressive cast, lead by Margaret Qualley (the talk of the town thanks to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) plus Nick Robinson (just coming off of Love, Simon), along with Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Blythe Danner, Brian Cox, Connor Jessup, and Mena Massoud. The plot is about a young woman who surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she's pregnant with his child years later. She also reconnects with her boyfriend's brother, who might still have feelings for her. The first half of this trailer it seems like oh, this looks like a good drama, why haven't we heard more about this? But by the end it gets totally nuts, deep into "sinister" WTF is going on territory. Strange indeed.

Here's the official trailer (+ two posters) for Rowan Athale's Strange But True, direct from YouTube:

Strange But True Poster

Strange But True Poster

A top-notch cast headlines the shocking new mystery-thriller Strange But True. Based on the best-selling novel by John Searles, the film is the riveting tale of an estranged family reunited by an unlikely truth that unravels a web of deadly lies. A woman surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she's pregnant with his child years later. Strange But True is directed by British-Indian filmmaker Rowan Athale, his second feature film after making Wasteland previously. The screenplay is by Eric Garcia, based on John Searles' novel of the same name. This premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival this year. Lionsgate will debut Athale's Strange But True in select theaters + on VOD starting September 6th. Who's curious?

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I don't like the title, but the concept seems cool. The cast is good and seeing Cox as a cop is always a pleasure.

DAVIDPD on Aug 4, 2019


Yes, cast is good but everything else seems to be a bit of a stretch ...

shiboleth on Aug 4, 2019


Hard to say...cable viewing perhaps. I'm always ready to watch anything with Amy Ryan in it. Same with Brian Cox. Can't say I'm impressed with this young actress here just because she's in the latest thing from Tarantino. Quite the contrary actually.

thespiritbo on Aug 4, 2019


Qualley is getting a lot of work, and although she was good in "Fosse/Verdon"...which I know you didn't care for...she was totally mis-cast as Ann Reinking, looking nothing like her.

kitano0 on Aug 5, 2019


Yea, you remember that I did not like Fosse/Vernon and stopped watching it. Well, good luck to this young actress. So far I'm not impressed, but we shall see. Working in films is a tough road and so far she seems to be doing okay.

thespiritbo on Aug 5, 2019


i think brian cox has been become a permanent fixture as the "cop" in any movie he's in. this looks interesting - WTF is going on?

dan on Aug 5, 2019

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