Josh Hartnett Leads the Cast of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Trap’

M. Night Shyamalan

February 27, 2024

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We’ve got thrilling news for fans of mind-bending narratives: M. Night Shyamalan has partnered with Warner Bros. for a new multi-year deal. The first project for the deal is the mysterious psychological thriller titled Trap, with actor Josh Hartnett taking the lead.

A Thrilling Pivot for Hartnett and Shyamalan

Hartnett, known for diverse roles in genre films like 30 Days of Night, The Faculty, and the brilliant series “Penny Dreadful,” describes his involvement in Trap as a pivotal moment in his career. He emphasizes the film’s unique nature, stating that it’s “very bizarre, very dark, and wild.” This cryptic description, coupled with Hartnett’s praise for Shyamalan as a “true artist,” fuels the anticipation for a film.

Beyond the Lead Actor: A Collaborative Effort

While the plot details of Trap remain under wraps, the film boasts a cast that includes Hayley Mills, Marnie McPhail, Vanessa Smythe, Scott Ian MacDougall, Kristi Woods, and Cali Lorella. With M. Night Shyamalan‘s renowned storytelling prowess and this diverse cast, Trap has the potential to be a suspenseful and thought-provoking cinematic experience.

Interestingly, Shyamalan’s daughter, Ishana Night Shyamalan, who will also star in the film, is also making waves in the film industry. She makes her feature film directorial debut with The Watchers, also slated for production by Warner Bros./New Line Cinema, with M. Night Shyamalan serving as producer.

Expanding the Shyamalan Universe

This partnership with Warner Bros. marks a new chapter for Shyamalan’s production company, Blinding Edge Pictures. Under this agreement, the company will develop original projects for the filmmaker to produce or direct under the Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema banners.

With Trap and The Watchers on the horizon, the future of the Shyamalan legacy looks bright. Be sure to mark your calendars for August 2nd, 2024, to experience the unique cinematic vision of M. Night Shyamalan in Trap!

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