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M. Night Shyamalan Rounds Up Cast for Untitled Universal Movie

Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff and Vicky Krieps are in talks to join the top-secret project

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has rounded up the cast for his upcoming, untitled movie at Universal, according to an individual with knowledge of the project. Shyamalan will write, produce and direct, and Universal will distribute.

Actors Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff and Vicky Krieps are currently in talks to join the top-secret project. Plot details for the project are being kept under wraps.

The release date for the project remains unknown at press time, as the studio is currently trying to figure out its release calendar amid the shutdown of theaters. It is also unknown when cameras will start rolling given stay-at-home measures, but a start by the end of the year is being looked at. Shyamalan will independently finance the project as he did on “Glass,” “Split” and “The Visit” with a combined production budget of $35 million. “Glass,” “Split” and “The Visit” grossed more than $600 million worldwide.

Krieps’ credits include Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” “The Last Vermeer” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” Scanlen will next be seen in the film “Babyteeth,” starred in the HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects,” and Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women.” McKenzie was most recently seen in “The True History of the Kelly Gang,” and starred in Taika Waititi’s Oscar-winning “Jojo Rabbit.” Pierre’s credits include CW’s “Krypton” and Barry Jenkins’ “The Underground Railroad.” Wolff’s credits include “Hereditary,” “Jumanji: The Next Level,” and “Bad Education.”

Variety first reported the news. Collider first reported the news about Wolff.