Back in 2008, Bryan Bertino’s home invasion thriller The Strangers grossed an impressive $82 million worldwide on a meager $9 million budget, aided by an effective trailer that seemed to creep the hell out of everyone who saw it. A sequel had been in development for years at Relativity but always struggled to get off the ground… until now, that is, as six-time Emmy nominee Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) has signed on to star in THE STRANGERS 2, which will finally go before cameras at the end of the month.
Hendricks will be joined by Bailee Madison (Just Go with It) and Lewis Pullman (Aftermath) in The Strangers 2, which follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park. 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.
Johannes Roberts will direct from a script by Bertino and Ben Ketai. The Fyzz Facility Pictures’ Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Mark Lane and James Harris are producing in association with Relativity Media. The Fyzz Facility is also serving as financier of the project. Original Strangers producer Trevor Macy of Intrepid Pictures will serve as executive producer. Aviron will be distributing the sequel in the U.S. and Canada. Production starts May 30 in Los Angeles.
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