The Guest has a brand new full-length trailer, which shows us even more of Dan Stevens’ darker side. Fans of the British actor are not used to seeing him in creepy roles like the one he plays on Adam Wingard’s thriller.
Those who follow and love the super successful period drama Downton Abbey remember Stevens as the proper, cousin Matthew Crawley, who marries Lord Gratham’s eldest daughter, but tragically dies in a car accident as he is on his way to share news of the birth of his son. Dan’s shocking exit from the series left millions of fans in mourning and drew backlash on social media.
But Dan Stevens moved on and is now exploring an array of roles in the U.S., in the hopes of landing a major part in a big production. His latest — an indie film — is a complete turn around from the days spent shooting in the English countryside.
If you are thinking that you would invite Dan Stevens to come into your home because of his good looks, think again. In The Guest extended trailer — shared by Yahoo, we have an opportunity to see the Brit in a completely different light, and he is truly sketchy.
The official movie synopsis is as follows:
“A soldier (Dan Stevens) introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.”
The Guest trailer begins when David shows up at the Peterson’s front door, telling the mother of the fallen soldier that he was a friend of her son’s and has come to talk to the family about the last moments of the dead man’s life. But he is not what he appears to be.
Dan Stevens talked to Yahoo News about his latest project:
“It’s part of that tease with the audience — you know,’Oh, it’s that nice young man off Downton!’ Just watch the movie, that’s what I say.”
Stevens said that what attracted him to The Guest was that Wingard and writer Simon Barrett also worked on You’re Next:
“As soon as I saw that movie, I was like, ‘I want to meet the crazy, crazy people who made this film.'”
For Dan Stevens, who seems to nail the American accent in The Guest, this is a whole new world and audiences will be able to judge for themselves when the film opens in the U.K. on September 5. After watching the full-length trailer, would you invite Dan Stevens into your home?
[Image via Hollywood Film Office]