Knock on the hut is the latest film by M. Night Shyamalan and is based on the national bestseller The cabin at the end of the world by Paul Tremblay. The new movie follows a family vacationing in a remote cabin who are held hostage by four armed strangers who claim that if they don’t make an unthinkable choice, it will bring about the apocalypse. The couple is played by Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge who they recently spoke to ComicBook. com‘s Brandon Davis on their role in the film.
“So Eric and Andrew are a couple,” Aldridge (Andrew) explained. “They have an adopted daughter named Wen. They’re really united and they have a very loving relationship, but I think they’re very different people. They’re kind of yin and yang to each other and they balance each other out. I would Andrew is, Andrew is actually a little, he’s a little loose, a little more carefree, and Eric is wound a little tighter, what do you say? Careful, maybe?”
Groff (Eric) added: “Even though you’re more relaxed, I’d say Andrew is more of a critical thinker and, and Eric is more of a believer… I think Night casts it really well because we kind of tune on those two I think Ben is a little bit more of a critical thinker and I’m a little bit more of a I won’t say I’m gullible but I’m a quick believer.
Aldridge replied, “You’re a little more ‘Yeah, and…’ than I am.”
The on-screen duo’s daughter, Wen, is played by Kristen Cui who she also talked to ComicBook. com. “Wen is just a little girl, she’s the daughter of daddy Eric and daddy Andrew. I think she’s very curious and she’s very nice, I think.”
How did Dave Bautista like working with M. Night Shyamalan?
Marvel star Dave Bautista can also be seen in the movie, and he had a chat with ComicBook. com about how Shyamalan challenged his acting skills.
“It’s always a different experience, but with Night, with this role, because it was a difficult role and Night is… very specific about what he wants,” Bautista explains. “So I was constantly, you know, trying to have the conversation with him and rely on him. There was a big inner struggle with Leonard’s performance because he was so multi-layered and I just wanted to make sure this was right”. And we also had the pressure of being on one camera, on film, so in all this dialogue and it was just really hard. So anyway, that was who I was looking at. It was night, constant night, constant conversations, long, long conversations.”
Knock on the hut will be in cinemas from February 3.
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