Madelaine Petsch Confirmed to Play Lead Role in 'The Strangers' Remake

The 'Riverdale' actress will be joined by Froy Gutierrez and Gabriel Basso in Lionsgate's upcoming reboot which is expected to usher in a new horror trilogy.

AceShowbiz - Madelaine Petsch confirms will star in a reboot of "The Strangers". Announcing the news on Instagram, the "Riverdale" actress has joined the cast of the Lionsgate film, a remake of the 2008 horror movie. "Me x 3 [knife, axe and blood emojis]," Petsch shared an article and wrote in the caption.

Froy Gutierrez and Gabriel Basso have also signed up for the motion picture, which has started production in Slovakia, according to Deadline. The remake will usher in a new trilogy and Renny Harlin will direct all three.

Harlin said, "My mother instilled the love of movies in me through the world of Hitchcock and other masters of suspense and horror. My breakthrough to Hollywood happened with the success of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 4'.

"It is only fitting that I get to return to my favourite genre with the incredibly well written trilogy of 'The Strangers'. The characters and the storyline are all grounded in reality and offer me an endless tapestry of haunting visuals in bringing these movies alive."

The film will tell the story of Petsch's character, whose car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, while travelling cross-country with her boyfriend, who will be portrayed by Gutierrez. Following the breakdown, the couple spend the night in a secluded rental home, but they are terrorised by three masked strangers.

Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland have penned the first of the hat-trick of films. Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton, Christopher Milburn, Gary Raskin, Charlie Dombeck, and Alastair Birlingham will produce the movie.

Solomon said, "When setting out to remake 'The Strangers', we felt there was a bigger story to be told, which could be as powerful, chilling, and terrifying as the original and could really expand that world."

"Shooting this story as a trilogy allows us to create a hyperreal and terrifying character study. We're fortunate to be joining forces with Madelaine Petsch, an amazing talent whose character is the driving force of this story."

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