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M Night Shyamalan’s new movie, Split, stars James McAvoy as a character with 23 different personalities. And, like most screen portrayals of the disorder, it is seen as dangerous and violent. But what’s the truth behind the stigma?
Tom Hanks played six different characters in Cloud Atlas, Eddie Murphy played seven in The Nutty Professor and Alec Guinness notched up eight in Kind Hearts and Coronets. But James McAvoy sets a new benchmark with his new movie, Split. He plays Kevin, a man with at least 23 distinct personalities – not all of them nice. This presents extra challenges for the young women Kevin has abducted and locked in his basement. Every time he walks into the cell, they have to work out who they are dealing with. Is it “Dennis”, the frowny, buttoned-up neat-freak? Is it “Patricia”, the prim, English-accented governess? Could it be “Hedwig”, the nine-year-old Kanye West fan? »
- Steve Rose
Filming on the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War will recommence in Scotland later this year. The third Avengers film unites heroes from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe to take on Josh Brolin's Thanos. According to a Scottish newspaper, The Daily Record, the Joe and Anthony Russo helmed film will begin shooting on Feburary 28 and is expected to last six months. This will take place all over Scotland as an industry insider said: 'As is normal, Disney have been keeping everything top secret, but executives have been scouting locations across Glasgow, Edinburgh and The Highlands.' Blockbusters including World War Z and Cloud Atlas have filmed in Glasgow in the past with the Brad Pitt zombie movie transforming the city into Philadelphia. What Avengers: Infinity War plans to shoot in Scotland is under wraps but with a six month shot expect at least some action sequences. Avengers: Infinity War will be »
Hulu has boarded Hard Sun, a pre–apocalyptic crime drama from Luther creator Neil Cross, which has cast Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) and Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song) as the leads. The six-episode Hard Sun, originally commissioned by BBC One in December 2015, will now be a Hulu original in association with the BBC. Set in contemporary London, Hard Sun centers on detectives Robert Hicks (Sturgess) and Elaine Renko (Sunset Song), partners and enemies who seek to enforce the law… »
3 items from 2017
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