‘The Strange Ones’ Trailer: A Road Trip Unfolds With Escalating Tension [Exclusive]

Hitting the open road has long been one the great American pastimes, but in Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliff‘s “The Strange Ones,” it’s the setting for some crackling tension. And today we have the exclusive trailer for the film.

Starring Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson (who won Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Performance at this year’s SXSW Film Festival), Emily Althaus, and Gene Jones, the story follows two people traveling across the country, but the facade of normalcy hides something darker. Here’s the official synopsis:

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

“The Strange Ones” will debut exclusively on DirecTV on December 7th, and open in theaters on January 5, 2018.