M. Night Shyamalan Casts Matrix Star For Next Horror Movie

By Doug Norrie | 20 seconds ago

M. Night Shyamalan has a new movie coming, and he’s already adding an all-star cast to his upcoming horror thriller. While the iconic director’s films are almost always shrouded in a bit of secrecy (for good reason), the cast he’s often able to add to productions just ups the excitement level. He’s built enough cache in the industry at this point that adding A-list talent doesn’t seem like such a big deal. According to Deadline (via Collider), the latest casting news for M. Night Shymalan’s upcoming movie has it added. The Matrix Resurrections star, Jonathan Groff, to the mix. Considering the vibe this dude can create on the big screen, this seems like an almost perfect addition to the group.

It’s unclear who Groff will be playing in this M. Night Shymalan movie, currently titled knock on the booth. In fact, not much is known about the film, which is often the case with the director. Considering a key part of his style keeps viewers guessing almost to the end (or beyond), it’s not that surprising. But he joins a cast that already includes Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint and Nikki Amuka-Bird. It will be the 12th widely released feature film for the director and his fifth in a row to work with Universal Pictures.

M. Night Shymalan adds Jonathan Groff to production after the latter had a major role in last year Matrix resurrections, a fourth film in the massive franchise and a relative reboot of the story and characters. Groff played the updated version of Smith, replacing Hugo Weaving in the role. It was just one of the revamps of popular characters from the original film franchise. Yahya Abdul-Mateen also took over the role of Morpheus from Laurence Fishburne. This new version of The Matrix was to usher in a new “reality” for the franchise, with the story set long after the events of the previous films. That being said, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss obviously returned as Neo and Trinity respectively.

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And it’s easy to see why M. Night Shymalan would want to add talent like Jonathan Groff to an upcoming production. The actor has just the right mix of all-around good looks with an almost sinister je ne sais quoi that plays so well on the big screen. It’s one thing that made his casting as Smith so good in the first place. The talented singer and actor has played both sides of the character spectrum, with a starring role on Netflix spirit hunter and lends his voice to Frozen as well as. But remember, this guy was also a scene stealer in Lin Manuel Miranda hamilton like King George. He only appeared three times, but he was brilliant as a petulant monarch.

knock on the booth will be the first M. Night Shymalan since Old which came out last year. It had average success with critics, sitting at 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. It told the story of a family that visits an island that quickly turns out to age years in minutes. But it did well at the box office, grossing over $90 million worldwide on an $18 million budget, which isn’t bad considering it was before all theaters reopened in full capacity last summer. knock on the booth is due out next year.

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