Friday, 27 November 2015

James McAvoy joins Wim Wenders' Submergence

James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) is certainly a good choice of actor when you need a romantic hero with a hint of tragic loss. Even if it is just his hair, as we will see in X-Men: Apocalypse. Putting his leading man credentials to the test, news arrives via Screen International that McAvoy will star in Wim Wenders' (Wings Of Desire) new drama, Submergence. 

Erin Dignam (The Yellow Handkerchief) has adapted the script from J.M. Ledgard's novel, which finds James Moore (McAvoy) the prisoner of jihadist fighters in Somalia. As he endures his captivity, his thoughts drift to Danielle Flinders, the women he met and fell for the previous Christmas. She, meanwhile, is thinking of him as her submersible explores the depths of the ocean floor.

So far, Wenders has not found his Danielle, but there appears to time to continue the search, as the cameras aren't scheduled to role until late March next year. Before that, McAvoy will be seen in Victor Frankenstein, which arrives on 3 December. And, as mentioned above, he will be back as Professor Charles Xavier for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) follow-up X-Men: Apocalypse, due for release on 19 May.

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