The long-gestating, hotly anticipated follow-up to Bryan Bertino home invasion masterpiece The Strangers, helmed by 47 Meters Down director Johannes Roberts, is in the can! Bloody Disgusting was first to announce the production has wrapped principal photography, and the news came with some juicy reveals, namely, the actors who will be playing The Strangers 2’s titular murderous trio.
In 2008, Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and the Man in the Mask were played by Gemma Ward, Laura Margolis, and Kip Weeks respectively. When the sequel arrives sometime in 2018, however, there will be a new trio of actors behind the masks. Without further ado, meet the new Strangers!
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Emma Bellomy is the new Dollface. Bio: Emma was born Emma Thomas Bellomy in Lexington, KY to Holly (Walker) Bellomy, who works in the health insurance industry, and Brett Bellomy, who works in automobile manufacturing. She has an older sister, Lucy, and has English, Irish, Dutch, German, and French ancestry. (Source).
Your new Pin-Up Girl is Lea Enslin; she doesn’t have any acting credits, but she’s a skilled stuntwoman who has worked on The Walking Dead.
The Man in the Mask will be played by Damian Maffei; he was Calvin in 2012’s Christmas with the Dead.
Why Ward, Margolis, and Weeks were recast is anybody’s guess. It could be the fact that so much time has passed since the original movie, or it could be a twist. Ponder this for a moment: Just because the masks are the same is no guarantee that the characters beneath them are. We’ve all seen Scream, right? What if the final twist features a gathering of dozens (or hundreds!) of “Strangers”, all sporting those same 3 familiar faces? I just gave myself goosebumps!
It’ll be a while still before we get a trailer, but here’s everything we know so far:
Official Synopsis: The film 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.
The Strangers 2 stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.
Check out the trailer and synopsis for the original Strangers below, and check back often for additional Strangers 2 details as news emerges. Stay tuned!
Official Synopsis: Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James (Scott Speedman) are expecting a relaxing weekend at a family vacation home, but their stay turns out to be anything but peaceful. First, a mysterious and dangerous woman arrives at the door while James is out on an errand. When he returns, he accidentally kills his friend Mike (Glenn Howerton), mistaking him for an intruder. And then real danger does show up — in the form of three masked torturers, leaving Kristen and James struggling for survival.