Leighton Meester & Christina Wolfe in 'The Weekend Away' Trailer
"Did you lose something?" "My friend." Netflix has revealed the official trailer for a new "edge-of-your-seat thriller" titled The Weekend Away, about a trip-gone-wrong in Croatia. Ah man, don't make Croatia look scary, too! I've always wanted to visit. A weekend getaway to Croatia goes awry when a woman (Leighton Meester) is accused of killing her best friend (Christina Wolfe) and her efforts to get to the truth uncover a painful secret. From that description this sounds like a thriller version of the Amanda Knox story, which was already turned into the Matt Damon film Stillwater from last year. In addition to Meester & Wolfe, the cast includes Ziad Bakri, Luke Norris, and Amar Bukvic. This looks extra cheesy, with all the partying and all the on-the-run scenes. They're just rehashing this same story and setting it in another country again.
Here's the official trailer for Kim Farrant's The Weekend Getaway, from Netflix's YouTube:
The Weekend Getaway is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that follows two best friends on a vacation getaway to Croatia gone awry. When one of them goes missing, the other must prove her innocence but her efforts to get to the truth uncover painful secrets. The Weekend Getaway is directed by Australian filmmaker Kim Farrant, director of the films Strangerland and Angel of Mine previously, plus episodes of the TV series "Rush", as well as a few other short films. The screenplay is written by Sarah Alderson, based on the book "The Weekend Away" by Sarah Alderson. Produced by Erica Steinberg, Charlie Morrison, Ben Pugh. Netflix will debut Farrant's The Weekend Getaway streaming on Netflix starting March 3rd, 2022 coming soon.