Mackenzie Davis is set to join James McAvoy in the cast of Speak No Evil, Deadline writes, a feature which hails from Blumhouse and Universal.

The film, which is set to release on August 9th, 2024, is a new adaptation of the critically acclaimed Danish horror film Gæsterne, about a Danish family invited for a weekend at an idyllic Dutch country house, only for their holiday to start unravelling into a twisted, terrifying psychological nightmare. The 2022 horror-thriller, directed and co-written by Christian Tafdrup, swept up 11 Danish Film Awards nominations (Denmark’s answer to the Academy Awards) upon release.

Speak No Evil is written and directed by James Watkins. Davis is best known for her lead roles in Tim Miller’s Terminator reboot Terminator: Dark Fate, in Clea Duvall’s Christmas romance Happiest Season in which she stars opposite Kristen Stewart, and in the post-apocalyptic dystopian miniseries Station Eleven. The Canadian actress also featured in The Martian and Blade Runner 2049, and starred in the multi-award-winning Black Mirror episode “San Junipero”.

Speak No Evil will mark James McAvoy’s third collaboration with Blumhouse Productions, having previously starred in both Split and Glass.

There’s no information yet on who McAvoy and Davis might be playing in this English-language remake, but stay tuned for news as we hear it.

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