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.
Danny Boyle is teaming up with James McAvoy, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Josh Hartnett and Gugu Mbatha-Raw to bring to life the heartbreaking stories of 15 South African children.
“The Children’s Monologues” dramatises the testimonies of young children from the rural township of Rammulotsi in Free State, who were each invited to write about a day they will never forget. While some monologues focus on happy memories, many tell stories of desperate circumstances; from the child who watched their parents die due to inadequate medical treatment, to another whose mother was gang raped and burned alive.
The one-off performance will take place on Sunday 25th October at the Royal Court Theatre, and will fuse hip hop music, classical piano and documentary footage with live theatre. Proceeds from the event will go to Dramatic Need, a charity that gives children in Rwanda and South Africa the chance to change their lives through the arts. Money raised will help build a new moveable arts centre, where children will be encouraged to deal with trauma and confront taboo subjects, such as HIV awareness, ethnic violence and gender inequality.
Boyle – who is a founding trustee of Dramatic Needs – previously put on a sold-out show for the charity in 2010, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.
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Last month, 20th Century Fox debuted the first trailer for the revisionist thriller Victor Frankenstein (watch it here!). The horror movie is heading to theaters on November 25, and to keep its promotional train humming, they have released two videos with the movie’s leading men, James and Daniel Radcliffe. You can watch Daniel’s video on Movie Web, and James’ explanation about Victor below.
The October issue of Empire magazine contains another look at James McAvoy’s upcoming film “Victor Frankenstein”. Thanks to Luciana at Jessica Chastain Network, you can find digital scans in the gallery.