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The remake centers on a couple (Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez) who drive cross-country to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers.
Shenton plays Debbie, the sister to Petsch’s character.
Lionsgate is rebooting the original 2008 cult horror film of the same name as the first of a trilogy for worldwide release.
Shenton earned her Academy Award for best live-action short film for The Silent Child, which she wrote and starred in. The British actress also starred in the Channel Four soap Hollyoaks, the drama All Creatures Great and Small and the BBC/Netflix series White Gold. Shenton’s U.S. TV debut had her playing Lily Summers for the final three seasons of the ABC Family drama Switched at Birth.
The original The Strangers, a 2008 home invasion horror pic starring Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler, was directed by Bryan Bertino.
Renny Harlin directed the Strangers reboot from a script by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland. Lionsgate is distributing worldwide. Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton, Christopher Milburn, Gary Raskin, Charlie Dombeck and Alastair Birlingham are producers, while Andrei Boncea, Dorothy Canton and Roy Lee executive produce.
The films’ co-producers are Rafaella Biscayn, Slovakia-based Frame Film SK, Johanna Harlin, Juan Garcia Peredo and Alberto Burgueno.
Shenton is repped by Industry Entertainment and United Agents. Petsch is repped by CAA and Mosaic. Gutierrez is repped by CAA, GTC Artists and Untitled Entertainment.
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