‘Speak No Evil’ Remake Lands James McAvoy As Lead

by Thomas Tuna

Can’t we all just get along?

Blumhouse Productions is working on a remake of last year’s Danish horror thriller Speak No Evil, and James McAvoy (Split, Glass) has signed on to lead the cast, according to a report on Deadline.

The reboot–written and directed by James Watkins (The Woman in Black)–is set for a theatrical release of Aug. 9, 2024. Jason Blum will produce the film, with Paul Ritchie, Christian Tafdrup, Jacob Jarek and Bea Sequeira serving as executive producers.

The original Speak No Evil–directed by Tafdrup for IFC Midnight–follows two families (one Danish, one Dutch) who meet on a vacation in Tuscany and become fast friends, according to the synopsis.

Months later, the Dutch family invites the Danish couple for a holiday weekend getaway at their countryside home, but things soon get out of hand, “as the joy of the reunion is replaced with misunderstandings.”

The Dutch hospitality “quickly turns unnerving for the Danes, and they find themselves increasingly caught in a web of their own politeness in the face of eccentric (or sinister) behavior.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for future updates on this remake of Speak No Evil.


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