James McAvoy is currently on set for X-Men: Apocalypse reshoots (which apparently will bring Wolverine into the movie), but just before that film’s release next summer, he’s planning to make something a little different.
Variety reports he’ll star in Submergence for director Wim Wenders, based on J.M. Ledgard’s 2011 novel of the same name. While billed as a romantic thriller, it should certainly allow McAvoy to show off his acting skills.
Submergence ‘centers on two lovers, immersed in life or death situations and separated by thousands of miles, who find solace in memories of their intense romance the previous Christmas after a chance encounter on a beach on the Atlantic coast. One [McAvoy] is enduring captivity by jihadist fighters in Somalia while the other is exploring the greatest depths of the ocean floor from her submersible.’
It’ll shoot next March.