M. Night Shyamalan Adds Three To Cast Of Next Film

by Thomas Tuna

The plot details for M. Night Shyamalan’s next untitled thriller may be almost non-existent, but the ensemble cast is rounding out very nicely.

Last month, as reported here in Horror News Network, Shyamalan announced his film’s leading man–Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal–and this week saw Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz and Emun Elliott join the stellar cast, according to Deadline.

Sewell–a British actor who portrays Vernon Presley in next year’s feature film Elvis–has been nominated for an Emmy, a Tony and a Drama Desk Award. Davidtz has numerous big and small screen credits, including Schindler’s ListArmy of DarknessBicentennial ManMad Men and Ray Donovan. Elliott, a Scottish actor, is best known for his roles in Star Wars: The Force AwakensParadoxGame of Thrones and Prometheus.

The rest of the cast of the Universal Pictures offering includes Alex Wolff, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung and Vicky Krieps.

The shrouded-in-mystery movie–slated for a July 23, 2021 release–is written and directed by Shyamalan and is produced by Ashwin Rajan, Mark Bienstock and Shyamalan. Steven Schneider serves as executive producer.

The only hints the filmmaker has dropped so far about the film is that it will be “weird and dark.” Shyamalan has said he likes his movies to be about “complicated things, and not necessarily take the audience where they’re comfortable.” An understatement for sure.

The director, as fans know, hit the big time in 1999 with Sixth Sense, and followed up that success with Unbreakable (2000), Split (2016) and last year’s Glass, that grossed $247 million on a $20-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the enigma that is M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film.


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