Shy and awkward in the presence of others, Oliver (Max Harwood) is The Loneliest Boy In The World. He is obsessed with the TV sitcom “Alf” and his only real attachment figure is his mother (Carol Anne Watts). When she dies in a bizarre accident with a garden gnome, the teenager is looked after by social worker Margot (Ashley Benson).
Margot worries about Oliver’s social isolation and gives him an ultimatum: he must find friends and distant family to live with. Otherwise she would have him institutionalized sooner rather than later. Which of course Oliver doesn’t want. Then the odd boy comes up with the idea of passing off a few recently deceased people on photos as his new best buddies and relatives. Armed with a shovel, he heads to the local cemetery.
Curiously, when he wakes up the next morning, the dead (including Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Ben Miller, Susan Wokoma) are alive again – they are real zombies! Oliver and his rather clumsy crew must now try to appear as normal as possible and keep their secret from neighbors, classmates and of course Margot…
The Loneliest Boy In The World opens in select US theaters on October 14, 2022. There is currently no information available regarding a release date in Germany.
The film was directed by Max Cloud director Martin Owen. He gave the title role to Max Harwood from Everyone’s Talking About Jamie. The best-known name on the cast list is of course that of Hero Fiennes Tiffin, the male star of the “After” series, which is particularly popular in Germany. Judging by the trailer, the mime does a great job of playing against his brooding bad-boy image here. In any case, fans of the Brit should have fun with this rather blatant genre change of their idol.
Otherwise there are Ashley Benson from “Pretty Little Liars”, Hammed Animashaun (“The Wheel of Time”), Susan Wokoma (“Cheaters”), Evan Ross (“The Hunger Games 3 + 4″), Tallulah Rose Haddon (” Taboo”), Carol Anne Watts (“Monstrous”) and Ben Miller, the Lord Featherington from the Netflix hit “Bridgerton”, included.
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