James McAvoy has joined the cast of Blumhouse productions upcoming horror-thriller ‘Speak No Evil.’

The film, a remake of the Danish psychological horror thriller ‘Gaesterne,’ centres on a family that takes a dream holiday to an idyllic country house, only to have the vacation turn into a psychological nightmare.

Filmmaker James Watkins will write and direct. He previously helmed ‘Eden Lake’ and ‘The Woman in Black,’ as well as an episode of ‘Black Mirror.’

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Blumhouse topper Jason Blum is producing, with executive producers including Ritchie, Christian Tafdrup, Jacob Jarek and Bea Sequeira.

The script is based on the 2022 original for Gaesterne Christian Tafdrup and Mads Tafdrup. Christian Tafdrup directed the original feature, which was nominated for 11 Danish Film Awards, the country’s equivalent to the Oscars.

The release date has been set a date of August 9, 2024