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Madeline Petsch to star in remake of 2008 horror flick 'The Strangers'

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Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch is set to star in Lionsgate's remake of 2008 horror movie The Strangers, with Renny Harlin attached to direct.

Gabe Basso and Froy Gutierrez will co-star in the movie set to become a trilogy of titles shot in Bratislava, Slovakia. Based on the original 2008 psychological thriller of the same name that starred Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler and was directed by Bryan Bertino, the reboot will see Petsch will play a character who drives cross-country with her longtime boyfriend (Gutierrez) to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest.

When their car breaks down in Oregon, they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers. Harlin is directing with a script by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland. Lionsgate will distribute worldwide.

Currently there is no set release date for the upcoming remake, though we suspect at the earliest it'll be ready for release late 2023, or early 2024, depending on when they begin and finish shooting.