Martin Henderson's strange new role

Ricardo Simich,
Spy News,
Publish Date
Saturday, 17 June 2017, 4:39PM
Martin Henderson and his on-screen family.
Martin Henderson and his on-screen family.

Fresh from his guest return to Shortland Street for its 25th birthday episode, Martin Henderson is on his way back to the big screen.

The 42-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star will feature alongside former Mad Men vixen Christina Hendricks in The Strangers 2, a sequel to the 2008 slasher movie starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, who found themselves in a cabin in the woods terrorised by mask-wearing psychopaths.

This time, the couple is replaced by a family whose road trip turns into a nightmare after they’re stranded in a secluded caravan park when the power goes out.

Young stars Bailee Madison, from Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and Lewis Pullman from Aftermath, complete Henderson’s on-screen family.

This week, Henderson posted a picture of the group driving in Covington, Kentucky.

“My movie family. Having a blast scaring the crap out of each other in #TheStrangers,” he wrote.

It’s a return to the genre that helped launch his career, with his lead role in 2002 hit The Ring, alongside Naomi Watts.

The stars of the original movie met a grisly end — here’s hoping Henderson and the Emmy-award winning Hendricks fare better.