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M. Night Shyamalan and Anya Taylor-Joy on 'Split'

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Film Editor
Updated: 27 October 2017
Culture Trip’s Film and TV editor Cassam Looch caught up with director M. Night Shyamalan and star Anya Taylor-Joy to talk about their new film, Split.

The movie sees a disturbed young man, played by Scottish star James McAvoy, kidnap three young women from a car park. During the course of their imprisonment, the captives learn about the 23 split personalities that rule his life, and attempt to use them to escape.

Shyamalan is enjoying a career resurgence of late, whilst Taylor-Joy continues to impress following her big screen debut in horror film The Witch, and was recently nominated as a contender for the the EE Rising Star award at the upcoming BAFTAs. The pair told us about working with McAvoy, and the process by which he transformed into a character with so many different personalities.

The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable filmmaker also divulged just how long he spent planning the ending of the movie, which has seen preview audiences taken by surprise.

Here are Shyamalan’s thoughts on the the finale – and don’t worry, we avoid all spoilers in our chat.

Split is released nationwide on January 20.