M. Night Shyamalan defines the cast for the next film – Variety


M. Night Shyamalan has completed the casting of his next film. Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff and Vicky Krieps are in negotiations to play in the top secret project.

Shyamalan writes, produces and directs the untitled film, which will be published by Universal Picture. Like most Shyamalan films, the details of the plot are shrouded in secrecy and can become interconnected with his other films.

Representatives of Universal and Shyamalan made no comments.

The film currently has no release date as Universal continues to determine its schedule as the coronavirus pandemic has caused cinemas to close. It is also unclear when production will begin due to home maintenance measures, but the hope is to start rolling the cameras out by the end of the year.

Shyamalan independently funded “Glass”, “Split” and “The Visit” with a combined production budget of $ 35 million. These films have accumulated more than $ 600 million worldwide. He will also finance his next two films.

Shyamalan recently produced “Servant”, a horror fiction series for Apple TV Plus. The show’s second season recently ended production.

Krieps’ pivotal role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s romantic drama “Phantom Thread” launched his career after appearing in “The Last Vermeer” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”.

After Scanlen played alongside Amy Adams in the HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects”, she played Beth March in the adaptation of “Little Women” by Greta Gerwig. She was recently in the movie “Babyteeth”.

McKenzie, who starred in the Taika Waititi Oscar winner “Jojo Rabbit”, was most recently in “The True History of the Kelly Gang”.

Wolff is best known for Ari Aster’s horror film “Hereditary” and later appeared in “Jumanji: The Next Level” and “Bad Education”.

Pierre’s credits include the CW show “Krypton” and the Barry Jenkins limited series “The Underground Railroad”.

Wolff’s cast was first reported by Collider.


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