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(IX) (2016)


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M. Night Shyamalan stated that shooting this film was the most challenging of his career
Joaquin Phoenix and the production couldn't reach a contract agreement and James McAvoy was cast in the lead.
James McAvoy had previously played someone suffering from multiple personality disorder in the film Filth (2013)
According to M. Night Shyamalan, 'Split' is his longest movie to this date.
James McAvoy broke his hand during production. He decided not to tell anyone and continued to shoot for 2 days before finally going to a hospital.
M. Night Shyamalan stated that he hired cinematographer Mike Gioukakis after seeing his work on It Follows (2015) and composer West Dylan Thordson after hearing his music on the TV show The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015).
Hedwig tells Casey he has a CD player in his room, and that "I love Kanye West, he's my man!". Kanye West references M Night Shymalans' previous movie 'Unbreakable'(2000) in his song "Through the Wire" in one line 'Unbreakable, what you thought they called me Mr Glass?"
Will be the second film collaboration for M. Night Shyamalan and Jason Blum, the other being The Visit (2015).
At the AFI Fest screening, Betty Buckley referred to herself as "the crazy lady from The Happening".
The first film directed by Shyamalan to use a different composer other than James Newton Howard since Wide Awake (1998).
Joaquin Phoenix was originally cast for the role of Kevin but couldn't do it due to scheduling difficulties, so James McAvoy took his place.
Will be Junnie Lopez "Geraldo" first movie.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Bruce Willis reprises his role as David Dunn from Unbreakable (2000) at end of the movie.
Split (2017) is not the first movie James McAvoy has dressed as a woman, he cross dresses in the movie Filth (2013) as well.

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