Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens stars in the upcoming action thriller The Guest. In it he plays a recently discharged soldier who visits the home of the family of one of his fallen comrades to fulfill a promise. The family starts to notice suspicious things, and it turns out that he's not the person that he has made himself out to be.
The film was written by Simon Barrett and directed by Adam Wingard. It looks like a solidly made intense movie, and it's been getting great reviews, so it seems like something worth checking out. Here's the synopsis:
Still struggling over the loss of their oldest son, Caleb, to the war in Afghanistan, the Peterson family finds some solace when an unexpected visitor knocks on its door. David, a steely eyed and charismatic soldier who was recently discharged, is welcomed into their home when he comes to fulfill a promise he made to his fallen comrade. Siblings Anna and Luke are at first reluctant to accept David’s presence, but he soon wins them over by scoring kegs for Anna’s friends and roughing up some bullies from Luke’s school. Though he appears to be the perfect houseguest, a mysterious and sinister chain of events causes Anna to question whether David is actually whom he claims to be.
The movie hits theaters on September 17th.