M. Night Shyamalan redeemed himself somewhat with The Visit last month, and now he’s already hard at work on his next – currently untitled – supernatural thriller. While his latest movie was made up of relative unknowns, the filmmaker can still attract A-List talent when he chooses, as it has been revealed today that James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is in talks to star.
The Scottish actor actually looks set to take the role which had been saved for Joaquin Phoenix (which would have reunited him and Shyamalan after 2002’s Signs), but The Hollywood Reporter reveals that no deal was ever made and things never got past the discussions phase between the two parties.
The plot of this supernatural thriller is unfortunately a closely guarded secret for the time being, as is who McAvoy will end up playing. He’ll next be seen in Victor Frankenstein alongside Daniel Radcliffe though, before reprising the role of Charles Xavier in next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
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