- Shrouded in secrecy, Gael García Bernal has been confirmed to join the cast of M. Night Shyamalan's new film for Universal dated for July 2021.
Gael García Bernal has joined M. Night Shyamalan’s top-secret film for Universal. The Golden Globe-winner joins an already confirmed cast that includes Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Ken Leung.
Shyamalan will write, produce, finance and direct the untitled film. Universal has recently dated the surreptitious movie for July 23, 2021, despite stay-at-home measures still in place due to COVID-19 that prevents production from starting. The untitled picture will be one of two new films in the works by Shyamalan for the studio, and will be kept under wraps as is the usual style of the filmmaker. Universal previously released Shyamalan’s productions of Glass (2019), Split (2017) and The Visit (2015).
García Bernal joins one of Shyamalan’s biggest production ensembles in some time, and marks the actor’s first role in a major motion picture. García Bernal is best known for his performance in Mozart in the Jungle, the voice of Hector in Disney’s Coco. The star recently starred in the Netflix original film The Wasp Network alongside Penelope Cruz, and was cast in recurring role as Arthur in HBO Max‘s sci-fi miniseries Station Eleven. He also runs La Corriente del Golfo, a production company with actor Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Narcos: Mexico).
Ashwin Rajan is producing with Shyamalan for Blinding Edge Pictures, alongside Marc Bienstock as producer and Steven Schneider serving as executive producer.
Bernal is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.