Director and screenwriter M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror flick “Split” is making its way through the promotional channels. Compared to hit previous films, “Split” seems to be on the low-budget end of the spectrum with its $5 million price tag. The film quietly premiered last September at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, at which time Universal Pictures scooped up distribution rights.
As for Anya Taylor-Joy, she’s a 20-year-old Argentine-British actress born in Miami. She scored one of the starring roles alongside James McAvoy. Here’s more about the film:
After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are kidnapped in broad daylight: friends Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula), and difficult outsider Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy). Their captor Kevin (James McAvoy) locks the trio in a windowless room, then proceeds to frighten and baffle them. One minute he’s wearing eyeglasses and obsessive about cleanliness, the next he’s presenting as female, and later he acts like a nine-year-old boy. It is revealed that Kevin exhibits 23 alternate personalities, and in order to escape, his captives must convince one of the personalities within him to set them free, before the arrival of the 24th and final personality, the “beast”. Source