“James McAvoy to star in Blumhouse and Universal’s reboot”


James McAvoy, who starred in X-Men: First Class and Glass, has been cast in the English-language remake of the 2022 Danish thriller Speak No Evil. The movie will be brought to Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, and is set to be released in 2024. The remake will be directed by James Watkins, known for his work on The Woman in Black and a popular episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror.

Watkins recently completed work on the upcoming sixties spy thriller series The Ipcress File, which he directed and served as showrunner. He also wrote the screenplay for the film, which will be executive produced by Christian Tafdrup, alongside Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum, Paul Ritchie, Jacob Jarek, and Bea Sequeira.

Blumhouse, which specializes in modestly-budgeted horror movies, has produced some of the most profitable and acclaimed movies in the genre over the past decade. Recently, Blumhouse and James Wan’s Atomic Monster inked a deal to work together, a collaboration that is expected to produce exciting content for horror fans in the future.

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The original film’s official synopsis follows a Danish family who becomes friends with a Dutch family while on vacation in Tuscany. Months later, the Danish couple receives an unexpected invitation to visit the Dutch in their wooden house for the weekend, but the joy of reunion quickly turns into misunderstandings. The Dutch family is not what they seem, and the small Danish family finds themselves trapped in a house they wish they had never entered

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