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Looking’s Jonathan Groff and Fleabag’s Ben Aldridge play gay couple in M. Night Shyamalan horror flick

Knock at the Cabin is an adaptation of Paul Tremblay‘s The Cabin at the End of the World.

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Warner and Dean Ryan McDaid

Looking‘s Jonathan Groff and Fleabag‘s Ben Aldridge are set to appear as a couple in a new horror flick by the director, M. Night Shyamalan.

Knock at the Cabin is an adaptation of Paul Tremblay‘s The Cabin at the End of the World, which has been confirmed by the author himself. It sees a gay couple and their daughter on vacation when they get some visitors.

The film will also star Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, The Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista, and Old‘s Nikki Amuka-Bird.

A synopsis for the book on Good Reads says: 

“Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.

“One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly.

“Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects.

“As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.”

Knock at the Cabin will be released by Universal Pictures on February 3, 2023.

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