“Female Friends Have Saved Me So Many Times”, Says Sarah Alderson About the Inspiration Behind Her Book-Turned-Netflix Movie, The Weekend Away

“Female Friends Have Saved Me So Many Times”, Says Sarah Alderson About the Inspiration Behind Her Book-Turned-Netflix Movie, The Weekend Away

Netflix is bringing another thriller film, The Weekend Away, which will set the audience at the edge of the seat with a lot of twists and turns. Netflix has an amazingly vast collection of thriller crimes, movies, and series, which has won many nominations in the prestigious awards of the industry.

Kim Farrant’s The Weekend Away is one of the best thrillers on the platform. The novel by Sarah Alderson inspired the film, starring Leighton Meester and Christina Wolfe. The film develops around two best friends going away from their family for a week’s trip to Croatia. But, little did they know that danger will hang upon them in a foreign country. The film gives us an exciting escape and a thrilling performance by Meester.

The storyline of the film is so intriguing that fans are wondering if they picked the plot up from some real-life event. Unfortunately, it’s not inspired by a real-life event. However, some of the events are based on the Alderson’s life. But which part? Let’s find out.

What is The Weekend Away is all about?

Beth and Kate are best friends and on a trip to Croatia. They start the trip by enjoying themselves and partying at a club, but Kate has gone missing the next day, and all the suspicion falls onBeth. After the authority investigated Kate’s case, Beth becomes the prime suspect.

Now, she has ittle time to clear her name and bring back her best friend, Kate.

So what inspired the novel and film?

Well, author Sarah Alderson did go on a trip with her real-life best friend, which inspired her to write the book, The Weekend Away. With the book and movie, she wants to highlight the significance of friendship in life. In an interview, Alderson says, “Female friends have saved me so many times… I really treasure my friendships, and I wanted that to come across in the movie.”

When is The Weekend Away coming on the platform?

The Weekend Away is already currently streaming on Netflix, from March 3rd, 2022 at 3 a.m. EST. The film will give you all the chaos, suspense, and drama you need in your life.

Who all are there in the film?

Leighton Meester plays the lead role as Beth in The Weekend Away. The other cast includes:

  • Christina Wolfe as Kate
  • Ziad Bakri as Zain
  • Luke Norris as Rob
  • Amar Bukvic as Pavic
  • Iva Mihalic as Kovac
  • Marco Braic as Juka
  • Lujo Kuncevic as Mateo
  • Parth Thakerar as Jay

Have you streamed The Weekend Away on Netflix? Share your thoughts on the thriller with us.

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