James McAvoy to star in thriller Turn Up The Sun!

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The cast of thriller Turn Up The Sun! has been announced, and includes James McAvoy and Emily In Paris’ Lucas Bravo.

New thriller Turn Up The Sun! has begun production in the UK, and several additions to the cast have been announced. One of them is the aforementioned James McAvoy, who’s known for (among other things) his role of a young Charles Xavier in the X-Men prequels.

Also set to be in the film is Lucas Bravo, who’s previously appeared in Netflix series Emily In Paris, as well as the charming Mrs Harris Goes To Paris. Turn Up The Sun! is not about or set in Paris, so Bravo sadly won’t be completing an unofficial trilogy with this movie.

Aisling Franciosi (God’s Creatures) and Almudena Amor are also set for leading roles in the film. This looks to be Amor’s English language debut after acting in Spanish language movies The Grandmother and The Good Boss. 

Turn Up The Sun! will follow two couples as they accidentally book the same countryside mansion for a relaxing weekend away. What seems like a coincidence turns slightly more sinister as they discover that things are not as they seem. The thriller’s written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Jamie Adams. He’s known for his improvisational style of filmmaking, which he’s used on previous films such as She Is Love (starring Haley Bennett) and Black Mountain Poets. Perhaps he’ll be testing McAvoy’s improv abilities with this new film, and we’re sure he won’t disappoint.

Between now and Turn Up The Sun's release, James McAvoy is set to appear in The Book Of Clarence. The biblical comedy-drama is written and directed by Jeymes Samuel, and is the follow-up to his debut feature The Harder They Fall. That’s expected in UK cinemas on 19th January 2024.

McAvoy has also teamed up with horror production company Blumhouse for psychological horror Speak No Evil. That’s also expected at some point next year, though it doesn’t have an exact date attached to it yet.

It’s clearly a good time to be a James McAvoy fan, and Turn Up The Sun! sounds like an interesting addition to his varied filmography. We’ll bring you more news on the film as we hear it.


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