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SPLIT (2017) Movie Trailer: James McAvoy Has 23 Personalities in Shyamalan Thriller

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Split Trailer

M. Night Shyamalan‘s Split (2017) movie trailer stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Brad William Henke, and Kim Director. Split‘s plot synopsis: “While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.”

This film looks like twisted, genre fun. When McAvoy is introduced to the audience for the second time, the weirdness, creep factor jumps up by half. Kiss The Girls meets 10 Cloverfield Lane turns into something completely different.

The strength of the trailer, obviously, is the split personality disorder that plagues Kevin. The people that rise to the surface in Kevin will remind the viewer of Raising Cain. I truly hope Split is a returning to form (e.g. Unbreakable) for M. Night Shyamalan. He is an extremely creative director and writer but he has been through an extreme rough patch for the last 5-10 years (though Devil was great, Wayward Pines is good, and I heard good things about The Visit).

Split also stars Sterling K. Brown, Sebastian Arcelus, Betty Buckley, Lyne Renee, Jessica Sula, Neal Huff, Maria Breyman, Peter Patrikios, Steven Dennis, and Jon Douglas Rainey.

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Split Trailer

 

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