M. Night Shyamalan Adds Thomasin McKenzie, Eliza Scanlen, And Vicky Krieps To Next Film

Whatever one thinks of M. Night Shyamalan and his comeback as a low-budget thriller director with Glass, Split and The Visit, his record casting superstar talent is unblemished. And so it will be the same for his next film, which now has a trio of incredible actresses ready to go.

Little Women‘s Eliza Scanlen, Jojo Rabbit‘s Thomasin McKenzie, and Phantom Thread‘s Vicky Krieps have joined Shyamalan’s upcoming film for Universal. Joining the three ladies are Krypton actor Aaron Pierre and Jumanji’s Aaron Wolff.

Of course, there are no story details and even if there were, Shyamalan movies tend to pull the rug from under the audience. With a cast such as this it doesn’t really matter, anyway. Scanlen is a quickly rising star who has an acclaimed performance in Babyteeth coming up; McKenzie has been in everything lately including Leave No Trace, The King, and True History of the Kelly Gang; Krieps will be seen next in The Last Vermeer alongside Guy Pearce, and Wolff is probably best known for his performance in Hereditary and the two recent Jumanji sequels.

No word on when we’ll see Shyamalan’s film as it was recently pulled from the schedule due to the pandemic, but expect an update now that casting is underway. [Variety]


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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