It was, inappropriately, a noisy scene in London this evening on the red carpet for a special screening of A Quiet Place. This was the UK debut of the new horror film directed by John Krasinski, who also stars in the film with Emily Blunt, his real-life wife.
It continues this current spate of original horror films making their mark, building on the success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out and David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows. It also marks out Krasinski as a director to watch, and we were able to speak with him about his next foray behind the camera. Emily Blunt talked to us about this film, the very antithesis of Mary Poppins Returns – her end of year blockbuster from Disney. She also briefly talks about trying to get Edge of Tomorrow 2 off the ground.
The screenplay of the film, which is based around a family forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound, was written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck. The film also stars Noah Jupe, recently seen in The Night Manager alongside Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, and featuring in George Clooney’s Suburbicon. The young actor told us about that Clooney suggested him to Krasinski for the role, and how the script changed to be even more scarier on the big screen. Millicent Simmonds, Leon Russom and Cade Woodward also star.
A Quiet Place is released in US and UK cinemas on the 6th of April. Colin Hart and Scott Davis were our eyes and ears on the red carpet – here’s how they got on.