‘The Weekend Away’ on Netflix: 5 things to know about the thriller starring Leighton Meester


Netflix has an abundance of amazing crime thrillers and keeps adding new projects to satisfy its users. The platform is about to expand its catalog with the release of the next film “The Weekend Away”. Based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Alderson, the film revolves around two friends who come to Portugal for a vacation.

However, the holidays turn into a nightmare for Beth (Leighton Meester) when she discovers that her friend Kate (Christina Wolfe) is missing. Her friend disappears and Kate is now accused of killing her. In order to prove herself innocent, she embarks on a journey to find out what happened. However, each clue yields another troubling deception.


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The upcoming film looks like another worthy addition to Netflix’s catalog which already has thrillers like “The Guilty”, “Bird Box” and “The Woman in the Window”. It will be interesting to see if ‘The Weekend Away’ gets the reception like the aforementioned titles.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming thriller.

Christina Wolfe as Kate and Leighton Meester as Beth in “The Weekend Away” (Netflix)

When is ‘The Weekend Away’ coming out and where can you watch it

“The Weekend Away” premieres exclusively on Netflix on Thursday, February 3. According to the Netflix news site, the film will be available to stream at 3:01 a.m. EST. Viewers can download Netflix app from Google Play Store and Apple App Store to watch their favorite projects.

What is “The Weekend Away” about?

The official synopsis reads: “Two best friends, Kate and Beth, who have overcome personal setbacks and no matter what life throws at them, they always look forward to their annual weekend. This year they’re on a trip to Lisbon, and everything is perfect until Beth wakes up to find Kate missing. With only a hazy memory of the previous night and no help from the police, her frantic search uncovers devastating secrets closer to home.

Who’s starring in the next Netflix movie?

“Gossip girl” alum Leighton Meester stars as Beth in the film, and Christina Wolfe will portray the character of Kate.

Leighton Meester

Meester needs no introduction and took the world by storm after playing Blair Waldorf on “Gossip Girl.” She achieved a lot of success with her role in the series and became a superstar. Since then, she has participated in several high-profile projects such as “Date Night”, “The Roommate”, “The Judge”, “24”, “Veronica Mars” and “Single Parents”.

She was recently seen in a recurring role on the Hulu series “How I Met Your Father.”

Other actors to feature in the film include Ziad Bakri as Zain and Luke Norris as Rob.


The upcoming film is based on the novel written by Sarah Alderson and is directed by Kim Farrant. The filmmaker is known for directing the 2016 film “Strangerland” with Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving in key roles.

Charlie Morrison, Ben Pugh and Erica Steinberg are the producers of the film while Kari Hatfield is the executive producer of the film.


By watching the trailer, one can get an idea that ‘The Weekend Away’ will be a mysterious and anxiety-inducing film filled with thrills. Meester’s character does anything and everything to prove his innocence. You can watch the trailer here.

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