Butler plays The Stranger in this romantic drama directed by Shona Auerbach. Lizzie writes letters to her 9-year-old son Frankie, pretending to be his father who is away at sea. But when little Frankie finds out that the ship that his father is supposed to be on will dock in his hometown soon, Lizzie decides to hire a stranger to play the part of his father. Co-starring Emily Mortimer and Jack McElhone.
It sucks you in. There’s a reality and a naturalness to it. And then you get sucked into this beautiful, moving little fairy tale that just surprises you.