Alex Wolff joins the cast of M. Night Shyamalan's next film
Wolff will play a supporting role next to two other unnamed lead roles
The 22-year-old Hereditary and Jumanji breakout is in talks to play Shayamlan’s third lead according to multiple sources at Collider.
The two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker will write and direct two new films in collaboration with Universal Pictures. Unfortunately little is known beyond that. So it’s anyone's guess if both films will be linked or separate creations. But in a 2019 interview with Den of Geek, Shyamalan indicated that he’s ready to embark on a “new story” told as an “original filmmaker” -
I just want to go on and tell other stories and be an original filmmaker" Shyamalan told Den of Geek "I like that sense of trying to have a new relationship each time and it's fun and scary. So two weeks from now I'm going to start writing a new movie that has nothing to do with [Glass].
Wolff's casting comes just a few days after Shyamalan recently announced that virtual auditions are now complete and casting is currently underway. Shyamalan also revealed the first storyboard sketches featuring a scene where 2 groups of people arrive somewhere - presumably outdoors. The group closest to the camera sees a "strange man" seated as the focal point. Of course, when Mr. Shyamalan echoes the words "strange man" my mind instantly wanders aimlessly into trademark Shyamalan bliss.
But if you're hankering for some meaty speculation, let me be the first to tell you - DO NOT - venture down the rabbit hole of meaningless replies from Shyamalan's tweet.
Wouldn't it be something if the filmmaker who was once coined the "Next Spielberg" channeled anything close to The Sixth Sense or The Visit or Signs? Just let be known, I would gladly settle for something a notch above The Happening.