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Are They Recasting ‘The Strangers’?!

THE STRANGERS, from left: Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks, Laura Margolis, 2008. ©Universal Pictures

Unless there’s a last second change of heart, the filmmakers behind The Strangers 2 are recasting the franchise’s iconic villains who are set to return to slice and dice another family, this time in a trailer park.

Bryan Bertino’s The Strangers starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, with Gemma Ward appearing as “Dollface”, Kip Weeks as “the Man in the Mask”, and Laura Margolis as “Pin-up Girl”.

We’re told from an insider that they’re looking to recast these roles, which was confirmed when Kip reached out to us expressing some frustration.

It’s unclear why they’ve being recast, but it’s the filmmakers’ right to make that creative decision, and in the past, we’ve seen it work well. But how will diehard fans of The Strangers react in knowing that the Strangers themselves are completely new actors?

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.

It was announced last week that Emmy-nominated Christina Hendricks had joined the cast, with Bailee Madison, who starred in the Guillermo del Toro-produce Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and Lewis Pullman (Aftermath).

Johannes Roberts, director of this summer’s excellent 47 Meters Down, as well as The Other Side of the Door, is directing from a script by Bertino and Ben Ketai.

What do you guy think?

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