‘X-Men Apocalypse’ Star James McAvoy Replaces Joaquin Phoenix In M Night Shyamalan’s Film

By Mradula Mahajan | 2 years ago
‘X-Men Apocalypse’ Star James McAvoy Replaces Joaquin Phoenix In M Night Shyamalan’s Film

Indian American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan wanted to cast “Inherent Vice” star Joaquin Phoenix for his upcoming film, but according to recent updates, James McAvoy is going to replace Joaquin.

Scottish actor, James McAvoy is in talking terms to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s next feature film, which will go on the floor in November. According to Deadline, the producer of “The Visit,” Jason Blum is going to collaborate with Shyamalan for his new project. Whereas, Steven Schneider and Ashwin Rajan will serve as the executive producers.

Also Read: ‘LEGEND OF KORRA’ UPDATE: SEASON 5 OR SPIN-OFF MOVIE NOT HAPPENING!; NEW COMIC TO RELEASE SOON

In August 2015, it was reported that Joaquin Phoenix will reunite with M. Night Shyamalan for his untitled project. Details of Shyamalan’s next feature film are still concealed, but according to various reports, he will shoot his new film in Pennsylvania. M. Night Shyamalan has done quiet experiments in his previous feature films like “The Last Airbender” and “The Sixth Sense.” However, the 45-years-old director did not get enough financing for his 2015 horror comedy film “The Visit.”

There has been no official statement from the director yet but keeping Shyamalan’s previous films in mind, his next venture will feature elements of supernatural horror just like his “The Sixth Sense” and “Blum,” but what James McAvoy would be playing is still a mystery.

The 36-year-old James McAvoy will next be seen in Paul McGuigan’s “Victor Frankenstein” along with “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe. In the upcoming monster film, James will play the role of Vic the scientist, who with his assistant Igor creates the Frankenstein.

Also Read: ‘FAST AND FURIOUS 8’ UPDATE: JUSTIN LIN CHOOSES ‘STAR TREK BEYOND;’ PAUL WALKER’S BROTHER TO JOIN THE CAST

It is known in the Hollywood entertainment world that James McAvoy is a terrific actor and to do justice for his characters, he crosses average limits. According to Hollywood Reporter, he shaved his head for the upcoming movie in the “X-Men” franchise where he is going to reprise his role of Professor Xavier. Considering his dedication towards his work and his choice of different genres, it would be amazing to see him in M. Night Shyamalan’s next movie.

Image Source: WikiMedia Commons

About the author

Mradula Mahajan is a creative content writer with witty sense of humor. She dotes on content writing and love to work on varied topics. Apart from writing, she holds experience in the field of Marketing and Business Development. She enjoys watching movies and F.R.I.E.N.D.S :)