One of the films we are most looking forward to in 2017 is M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller ‘Split’, starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with split personalities, 23 of them to be exact. Today, we have the brand new poster.
McAvoy has starred in many great roles, such as his lead role as Victor in 2015’s Victor Frankenstein , Charles Xavier in X-Men Days of Future Past and X-Men First Class, and Wesley in ‘Wanted’. McAvoy also co-starred for a season on Shameless (UK) as Kevin. But his character in ‘Split’ is one of his most challenging roles to date.
In the film, McAvoy’s character, Kevin, has kidnapped three young women and taken them to his lair. As if things couldn’t get any worse for the women, they soon discover that their captor has several split-personalities, including those of the Kevin, a villain persona, a woman and a 9-year-old boy. It’s revealed that he has 23 personalities in all. Kevin tells his prisoners that the “beast”, his most terrifying personality, is coming for them. The three young women must find a way to escape before the beast is set free.
Anya Taylor Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson and Jessica Sula co-star in this twisted tale. Shymalalan, Marc Bienstock and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum are producing.
‘Split’ will premiere in theaters nationwide on January 20, 2017.