The two photos I am sharing in this post (via) of actor and former Fleabag-ian Ben Aldridge (mmmmm) are the reason this post is even happening, because as I was prepping it I discovered a shock that almost put a cramp in the entire thing! A wrench in the gears, a punch to the caboose! Okay I don't know what the words falling out of my fingertips are even meaning anymore, let's try getting to the point. I was all set to share the news that "broke" over my week away that Ben here and our boy Jonathan Groff are the stars of M. Night Shyamalan's next movie A Knock at the Cabin that's about a gay couple and their son being confronted by some weirdo strangers (including Dave Bautista and Rupert Grint) who claim the world is ending. The movie is an adaptation of a book, Paul Tremblay's The Cabin at the End of the World, and you can read more details about the book on its Amazon page -- hell maybe you've already read the book and know all the details your own damn self! People like read and shit, it's crazy. Anyway we know more about the plot than we usually do with M. Night things because it's an adaptation -- we'll have to see if he's spiced it up with some twists of his own when the time comes.
Anyway to get back to the shock I mentioned that almost derailed this entire post, if it hadn't been for these photos anyway -- this news isn't really news! I had somehow inexplicably forgotten it but I reported this back in March! How the hell does one forget that Jon Groff and Ben Aldridge are set to play a couple in a horror movie by M. Night? Well in my defense... the world is a hellscape. Really that's the only defense I neeed for forgetting anything these days. But further in my defense -- we didn't actually know in March that Groff & Aldridge were playing a couple in the movie. We didn't know it was going to be an adaptation of this book at all. I even said in my March post that I assumed this movie would be sex-less because all of M. Night's movies are sexless. And I actually still assume it will be in practice sexless. But just Jon & Ben playing a couple in front of me, that will go a long way toward making me, you know, think about sex, despite Night's best efforts to tamp that shit down. I mean I posted a photo of Jonathan Groff fully dressed on Twitter earlier today and (see below) Twitter put a content warning on the tweet! That's how much sex Groffy exudes just by existing. He can overcome M. Night no prob!
This photo of Jonathan Groff that his Looking costar Frankie Alvarez posted last night, phew pic.twitter.com/AOPSLrFZGW— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) July 20, 2022