Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird & Ken Leung Join M. Night Shyamalanâ€™s Upcoming Thriller
Deadline brings word that Abbey Lee (Lovecraft Country, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Tower), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Avenue 5, Gold Digger, Jupiter Ascending), and Ken Leung (Star Wars: Episode VII â€“ The Force Awakens, Inhumans, The Blacklist) have joined M. Night Shyamalanâ€™s untitled Universal Pictures thriller.
The trio will join the previously announcedÂ Eliza Scanlen (Little Women), Thomasin McKenzie (True History of the Kelly Gang), Aaron Pierce (Krypton), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Alex Wolff (Hereditary).
The project is written, directed, and produced by two-time Oscar nominee Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable).
Shyamalanâ€™s high-concept content has consistently captured the attention of audiences around the world for nearly two decades, having amassed more than $3.3 billion worldwide. His most recent Universal project,Â Glass, the culmination of hisÂ Eastrail 177 Trilogy, garnered nearly $250 million worldwide and opened No. 1 at the box office, remaining in the top spot for three weeks.Â Split, the second film in the epic series, also debuted at No. 1 and remained there for three weeks in a row during its 2017 release, while 2015â€™sÂ The VisitÂ brought in close to $100 million at the worldwide box office and was one of the highest-grossing horror films of the year. Having independently financed the three films with a combined production budget of $35 million,Â Glass,Â SplitÂ andÂ The VisitÂ went on to cumulatively gross more than $600 million worldwide. He will similarly finance his next two films.
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