EXCLUSIVE: Ben Aldridge and Jonathan Groff are set to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin; joining Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint and Nikki Amuka-Bird. Shyamalan will write, direct and produce the thriller for Universal Pictures.
Per usual with anything related to Shyamalan, plot details under lock and key.
Set to open February 3, 2023, Knock at the Cabin follows Old, which surpassed $90 million globally this summer and is Shyamalan’s sixth film to open No. 1 at the domestic box office.
Aldridge stars in the series Pennyworth, based on the Batman DC Comics. The show recently was renewed for a third season and will move to HBO Max after its first two seasons aired on Epix. On the film side, Aldridge will star alongside Jim Parsons in Focus Features’ Spoiler Alert, a film adaptation of the bestselling memoir by Michael Ausiello.
Groff, an Emmy and two-time Tony Award nominee, is known for his starring role in David Fincher’s Netflix series Mindhunter. He most recently co-starred opposite Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix Resurrections and is known as the voice of Kristoff and Sven in Disney’s Frozen and Frozen II. Groff also originated the role of King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer-winning Broadway smash Hamilton.
Shyamalan also serves as showrunner for the Apple TV+ series Servant, which is streaming its third season and is in production on its fourth and final season. The two-time Oscar nominee most recently led the jury at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival. His 14 feature films have to date — including The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Village, Split, Glass and Old — have amassed more than $3 billion worldwide.
Aldridge is represented by UTA, Anonymous Content, Hamilton Hodell and Peikoff Mahan; Groff is with CAA.
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