With filming expected to begin later this month on The Strangers 2, the first official casting details for the sequel have been revealed.
Deadline reports that Christina Hendricks (Drive, Mad Men), Bailee Madison (The Night Before Halloween, Good Witch) and Lewis Pullman (Aftermath) have joined the cast of The Strangers 2, which will be directed by Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door) from a screenplay that was worked on by Bryan Bertino (writer/director of 2008's The Strangers) and Ben Ketai.
Character details for the trio of actors have yet to be revealed, but this follow-up to 2008's The Strangers will take place in a trailer park, and when we recently asked producer Trevor Macy if The Strangers 2 will see the return of the three masked killers from the original movie, he said, "I think that is safe to say."
Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Strangers 2, which is scheduled to begin filming in Los Angeles on May 30th, and check out the previous press release below for the official synopsis.
From the Previous Press Release: "BERLIN (February 4, 2017) –– BLOOM has taken international rights to The Strangers 2, the sequel to the 2008 hit which grossed over $82 million worldwide. Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door, 47 Meters Down) is on board to direct from a script written by Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed the original, and Ben Ketai. The Fyzz Facility Pictures’ Wayne Marc Godfrey (The Foreigner, The Survivalist), Robert Jones (Centurion, The Usual Suspects), Mark Lane & James Harris (47 Meters Down, I Am Not A Serial Killer) are producing, in association with Relativity Media. BLOOM will be handling international sales at the European Film Market in Berlin.
The Strangers 2 follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and after the power goes out they decide to hunker down for the night in a borrowed trailer. Under the cover of darkness three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit. Casting is underway with the US based shoot scheduled for the Summer.
BLOOM Alex Walton said; “I am truly scared every time I think of the original The Strangers movie, it is my favorite horror film of the past 10 years. The screenplay will immediately satisfy any fan of the original and I’m confident of a growing audience for this genre around the world.“
The Fyzz’s Mark Lane said; “The Strangers redefined the home invasion genre by perfectly combining character and terror in a way that we rarely see. This is a sequel that has been eagerly awaited and we are delighted to deliver it to the fans.”
Johannes Robert’s said; "Working with The Fyzz and Bloom to bring the brilliant set-up from the first movie to a new generation and deliver a powerful sequel is incredibly exciting."
*Note: Above image from 2008's The Strangers.
Christina Hendricks in Hap and Leonard:
Bailee Madison in Good Witch:
Lewis Pullman (left) in Highston: