‘The Rings Of Power’ Actress Ema Horvath Joins ‘The Strangers’ Remake – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Ema Horvath (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power) was selected to star alongside Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez and Gabriel Basso in Lionsgate’s remake of the 2008 horror The foreignerswhich is in production in Slovakia.

The original film, written and directed by Bryan Bertino, starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as a couple battling a terrifying home invasion. It charted as a sleeper hit when it was released in May 2008 via Universal Pictures and has been enjoyed in the years since as a cult classic, with the sequel Strangers: prey of the night released in March 2018.

Renny Harlin (thriller) is directing the remake, which will follow Petsch’s character as she drives cross-country with her longtime boyfriend (Gutierrez) to start a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Oregon, they are forced to spend the night in an isolated Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers. Lionsgate plans to expand the story in new and unexpected ways with a pair of sequels.

Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland (The Monster Brothers, Due date) wrote the remake, which will be distributed worldwide by Lionsgate. Its producers are Courtney Solomon (Cake), Mark Canton (Powerfulr Universe), Christopher Milburn (The protected), Gary Raskin (Half-way), Charlie Dombeck (The war with grandfather) and Alastair Birlingham (moon fall). Andrei Boncea, Dorothy Canton and Roy Lee serve as executive producers, with Rafaella Biscayn, Slovak company Frame Film SK, Johanna Harlin, Juan Garcia Peredo and Alberto Burgueno serving as co-producers.

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Horvath plays the lady Númenórean Eärien in the acclaimed Amazon series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerwhich is nearing the end of its first season, having found its first starring role in Blumhouse’s 2017 psychological horror film Like.Share.Follow. Other credits include thriller What lies beneathwhich reached No. 1 on Netflix the week of its premiere in 2020, and Catherine Hardwicke’s abridged series Do not look any further for the defunct Quibi streaming platform. Drama is also ahead for the actress who are you peoplewhich makes her play alongside Devon Sawa and Alyssa Milano.

Horvath is replaced by Buchwald and Silver Lining Entertainment.

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