The long-gestured sequel to Bryan Bertino’s The Strangers is finally happening. There’s no going back now as the cast has been assembled and shooting is scheduled to begin May 30 in L.A.
The first casting news is already exciting as Emmy-nominated Christina Hendricks has joined the cast. While she’s best known as Joan on “Mad Men”, she’s also starred in Refn’s Drive and The Neon Demon.
Bloody Disgusting learned that the cast also consists of 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.
‘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.
BLOOM, which first introduced the project at the Berlin International Film Festival, will continue selling it in Cannes.
The Fyzz Facility Pictures’ Wayne Marc Godfrey (Wind River), Robert Jones (Centurion), Mark Lane & James Harris (47 Meters Down) are producing, in association with Relativity Media. The Fyzz Facility are also serving as financiers on the project. Aviron was already announced as the North American distributor.
Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy, who produced 2008’s The Strangers as well as genre titles The Bye Bye Man, Ouija: Origin of Evil and Oculus will serve as executive producer.