Rupert Grint to Star in First Movie Role in Eight Years


It has been eight long years since Harry Potter star Rupert Grint appeared on the big screen.

Fans of the actor are in for a treat as Grint will soon be seen in M Night Shyamalan’s psychological horror film “Knock at the Cabin.”

The movie, which is set to release on 3rd February, stars Dave Bautista and Ben Aldridge alongside Grint.

Grint, who rose to fame as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise, has been quite busy in the post-Potter era with several notable appearances in projects like “The ABC Murders,” “Into The White,” and the executive produced mini-series “Snatch.”

Despite his recent appearance on the small screen in Netflix’s “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities,” Grint has not appeared in a movie since his 2015 film “Moonwalkers” where he played Jonny Thorpe.

“Knock at the Cabin” marks a stark contrast from Grint’s child-star days as the movie follows a family that is held hostage by a gang of strangers.

The film is based on Paul G. Tremblay’s 2018 novel “The Cabin at the End of the World.”

A synopsis of the movie reads, “While vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand they make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. Confused, scared and with limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.”

During a recent interview with Bustle, Grint opened up about his experience playing Ron Weasley and how the lines between him and the character eventually blurred.

He said, “In the movies, we merged into one. By the end of it, I was playing myself. The lines were blurred.” He added, “Potter was so full-on – [filming] all year, then we’d promote the rest of the time. It was quite suffocating. I wanted a break, to reflect on everything… It was an out-of-body experience for a while, but I think we finished at the right time. If we continued, it could’ve gone downhill.”

When asked if he would like to see someone else take on the role of Ron, Grint told GQ, “I think there’d be a feeling of passing the baton, letting someone else play Ron. It’s weird because I’m protective over him, I could relate to him so much, and then I was picked to bring him to life. That’s hard to let go. But it would be nice to, as well.”

“Knock at the Cabin” promises to be a thrilling and thought-provoking film that will showcase the versatility of Rupert Grint as an actor.

Fans of the Harry Potter star will finally get to see him on the big screen after eight long years, and this time in a role that is far from his child-star days.

Watch the trailer below:

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