Noah Schnapp and Garrett Hedlund star in trailer for The Tutor

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Noah Schnapp looks to move out of the shadow of Stranger Things’ Will Byers in upcoming thriller The Tutor.

We’ve seen some of the talented young actors from Stranger Things break out into film projects already. Sadie Sink excelled opposite the mighty Brendan Fraser in The Whale, whilst Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard have successfully made the leap into blockbuster territory. However, one actor who we’re really looking forward to seeing breaking out of his Stranger Things role is Noah Schnapp.

Schnapp plays Will Byers in the popular Netflix series and outright stole the show in season 2, doing a spin on the classic ‘haunted child’ role that ranks right up there with the very best. Whilst he’s done a couple of things beyond Stranger Things, the upcoming Vertical film The Tutor looks to be a project that could really harness his undoubted talent.

Starring opposite Garrett Hedlund, The Tutor is a thriller set to release on March 24th. According to the synopsis: ‘Hedlund plays an in-demand tutor named Ethan, whose gigs often cater to the privileged members of the East Coast. His newest job is to tutor Jackson, the son of a billionaire who resides in a remote New York estate. Shortly after Ethan and Jackson begin working together, Ethan starts to realise that Jackson’s fascination with him turns into a dangerous obsession. As tension mounts, Jackson poses a greater and greater threat to Ethan, leading him to figure out what’s really going on with Jackson before things get even worse.’

Jordan Ross directs, whilst the project has been written by Ryan King. Although the creative team behind this one don’t yet have anything momentous behind them, they’ve assembled a promising cast and a story with an interesting conceit. How it all plays out remains to be seen but we’re hoping that the project gives Schnapp the platform to showcase his talents at the same level as his stranger Things co-stars.

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