The first clip from James McAvoy’s upcoming film “Victor Frankenstein” has been released, along with several new stills from the film. “Victor Frankenstein” co-stars Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Scott and Jessica Brown Findlay and is set to be released on November 25th in the US and December 3rd in the UK.
James McAvoy is usually a good go-to when you need a romantic hero with a hint of tragic loss. Even if it’s just his hair, as we’ll see in “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Putting his leading man credentials to the test, McAvoy will star in Wim Wenders’ new drama, “Submergence”.
Erin Dignam has adapted the script from J.M. Ledgard’s novel, which finds James Moore (McAvoy) the prisoner of jihadist fighters in Somalia. As he endures his captivity, his thoughts drift to Danielle Flinders, the women he met and fell for the previous Christmas. She, meanwhile, is thinking of him as her submersible explores the depths of the ocean floor.
So far, Wenders has not found his Danielle, but there appears to time to continue the search, as the cameras aren’t scheduled to role until late March next year. Before that, McAvoy will be seen in “Victor Frankenstein”, which arrives on December 3. And, as mentioned above, he’ll be back as Professor Charles Xavier for “X-Men: Apocalypse”, due for release on May 19.
According to Irish Examiner, James has received a nomination at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance in The Ruling Class. He’s up against Ralph Fiennes, Simon Russell Beale and Kenneth Cranham. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 22.
The National Theatre leads the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlist with seven nominations including best actor for Ralph Fiennes and best actress for Denise Gough.
For the first time this year, there are three musical awards, including the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for best musical, the winner of which will be announced live on the night by Radio 2 host Elaine Paige.
In the Best Actor category, Fiennes’ performance as philosophical revolutionary Jack Tanner in Man and Superman will compete against four-time Evening Standard Award winner Simon Russell Beale for his lead turn in Temple at the Donmar Warehouse, Kenneth Cranham in The Father, and James McAvoy in The Ruling Class.
The gallery has been added with a few images of James McAvoy from “The Children’s Monologues” which took place in London on Sunday (25th October), as well as some additional shots from Comic-Con earlier in the year.
Universal Pictures has announced that the next collaboration between director M. Night Shyamalan and Blumhouse Productions, “Split”, will open January 20, 2017. Shyamalan released his $5M indie-budgeted “The Visit” via Blumhouse and Universal last month, generating $89.3M worldwide. “Split” takes over the previously announced Untitled Blumhouse Productions title on Uni’s schedule, which was dated to be released on January 27, 2017. “Split” is the only release dated on the calendar for the weekend of January 20-22, 2017, the frame after the MLK Jr. holiday stretch.
James McAvoy headlines the supernatural suspense thriller, which co-stars Anya Taylor Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson. Shyamalan and Jason Blum are reuniting with their Visit team on this title, working with producer Marc Bienstock and executive producers Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider.
James McAvoy is set to join Charlize Theron in the Focus Features’ spy thriller “The Coldest City,” sources tell Variety.
“John Wick” director David Leitch recently announced he would be helming the pic rather than “John Wick 2,” which will be helmed by his partner Chad Stahelski.
Kurt Johnstad penned the pic about an undercover MI6 officer turns up dead on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and a female super spy by the name of Lorraine Broughton (Theron) must find the list he was smuggling into the West – a log containing the names of every espionage agent working undercover in Berlin. Broughton delves into an underground world of counter-intelligence, defections gone awry and secret assassinations to recover the list, risking her own life to save the lives of the British agents. But, in this world of deceit and double-crossing, one never knows who is working for whom or can really be trusted.
McAvoy recently came on to replace Joaquin Phoenix in M. Night Shyamalan’s next thriller, which will shoot after this film. He can be seen next in Fox’s “Victor Frankenstein” opposite Daniel Radcliffe, which bows on Nov. 25. He will also reprise his role of Professor Charles Xavier in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” which bows next summer.
Earlier this evening James McAvoy attended the BFI London Film Festival Premiere of “Suffragette” alongside Anne-Marie Duff, who is starring in the film alongside Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. A small handful of high-quality images have now been added to the gallery.
THR are reporting that James McAvoy is set to replace Joaquin Phoenix in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest untitled thriller:
James McAvoy is in negotiations to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest supernatural thriller, an untitled project being produced by genre-loving Jason Blum.
The X-Men actor is stepping into the shoes that seemed initially earmarked for Joaquin Phoenix and would have marked a reunion between the filmmaker and one of the stars of his 2002 hit Signs.
Reasons for Phoenix’s exit were not revealed but sources said a deal was never made, with one source saying the process never got past the discussion stage.
Talking about secrets, the plot of Shyamalan’s project is also under the veil but it is serving as his follow-up to The Visit, currently in theaters. The horror movie has grossed over $53 million on a budget of $5 million.
McAvoy has become one of the key stars of Fox’s X-Men franchise, along with Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender, and recently wrapped shooting his third entry, X-Men: Apocalypse.
He also has Victor Frankenstein, a revisionist take on the Frankenstein story that co-stars Daniel Radcliffe, awaiting a Nov. 25 release. McAvoy is repped by UTA and United Agents.
Thanks to Luciana at Jessica Chastain Network, we now have scans of James McAvoy from the latest issue (November) of Total Film UK, looking at the upcoming “Victor Frankenstein”.
James attended the European premiere of “The Martian” last night, alongside his sister Joy McAvoy. The film stars actress Jessica Chastain, his co-star from “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”, which came out back in 2014, and actor Matt Damon. We have updated our gallery with images from the event.