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First look at the Riverdale star’s new horror film

by Stewart Cole

A first look at Riverdale Madelaine Petsch stars in new horror film The Strangers: Chapter 1 has been revealed.

The film, which will be released next year, is a remake of the 2008 horror film Unknowns starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, with the reboot being the first part of a trilogy.

Co-starring Tough summerFroy Gutierrez, the film follows a couple who drive cross-country to start a new life in the Pacific Northwest. However, when their vehicle breaks down, they must spend a night in an isolated Airbnb, where they become the target of a gang of masked strangers.

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In the first images, we see Petsch and Gutierrez in character at the secluded location, as well as a look at the terrifying masked men.

Speaking about the casting of the two stars, director Renny Harlin said Entertainment Weekly: “Obviously Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman did a fantastic job on the original film and those were some big shoes to fill.

“We looked long and hard for our scream queen. When I talked to Madelaine, I knew she was an extraordinary person, an extraordinary actor, and that’s what it took to play this role. In the same way, after searching long and hard, we found Froy Gutierrez, who is another great young actor.”

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“We wanted a couple that felt natural and relaxed together,” he added. “Their relationship, maybe not identical to the relationship in the original movie, but it’s something that feels very natural and very real, and that for me was the key to this movie and this trilogy. It’s the realism.”

Like Petsch and Gutierrez, The Strangers: Chapter 1 will also star hollyoaks Rachel Shenton, Hillbilly ElegyGabriel Basso and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of PowerEmma Horvath.

The Strangers: Chapter 1 expected to be released in 2024.

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