“Lies, Fear and Unrelenting Suspense” in Lionsgate’s ‘STRANGE BUT TRUE’

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[Press Release] A top-notch cast headlines a shocking new mystery-thriller, Strange But True, from Lionsgate. The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by John Searles. This is the second novel from Searles after Boys Still Missing, 2001. It detailis the consequences of a teenager’s death in a prom-night car accident.

Strange But True by John Searles

Directed by Rowan Athale, this suspenseful film stars Oscar® nominees Amy Ryan (2007, Best Supporting Actress, Gone Baby Gone) and Greg Kinnear (1997, Best Supporting Actor, As Good as It Gets), along with rising stars Nick Robinson (Love, Simon) and Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood), in the riveting tale of an estranged family reunited by an unlikely truth that unravels a web of deadly lies.

Veteran actors Blythe Danner (TV’s Will & Grace) and Brian Cox (TV’s Succession) costar in this gripping film, which critics are calling “an atmospheric thriller from a seasoned ensemble cast” (The Hollywood Reporter).

Strange But True movie poster

‘Strange But True’ Official Synopsis

It’s been five years since high schooler Ronnie Chase died in a tragic accident. But the shock of his death is reignited when his ex-girlfriend, Melissa (Qualley), visits Ronnie’s mother (Ryan) and brother (Robinson) and tells them she believes she’s pregnant with Ronnie’s child. Ronnie’s family tries to dismiss Melissa’s incredible claim — and is plunged into a web of lies, fears, and unrelenting suspense. Greg Kinnear, Brian Cox, and Blythe Danner costar in this heart-pounding thriller.

Watch the trailer for Strange But True here:

While the film has not been released yet, some critics have had the chance to review prior to its premiere. Rotten Tomatoes already has a Tomatometer of 80% with 5 reviews. Amber Wilkinson from Eye for Film had this to say about Strange But True:

“If the action loses some of its enjoyably cool composition, it still grips until the last.”

– Amy Wilkinson, Eye for Film

Strange but True opens September 6 in select theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and other major markets, as well as On Demand on major digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and others.

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