The director also shared the news on his Twitter feed Monday morning:
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) July 24, 2017
Paulson has appeared in nearly 60 movies and television shows. It was leading roles in the anthology series “American Horror Story” that turned brought her to prominence. She has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for the FX horror show. Her first Emmy nomination, though, came for the TV Movie “Game Change.” She won her first Emmy and first Golden Globe for her leading role as Marcia Clark in “The People vs. OJ Simpson.”
Paulson recently finished filming “Ocean’s 8,” the gender-shifted take on the popular heist series that starred George Clooney and Brad Pitt. She is also currently filming “The Papers.” That film stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, along with a virtual who’s who of television stars.
In signing on to “Glass,” Paulson joins a high profile cast which includes Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is a sequel to Shyamalan’s 2000 film “Unbreakable.” That film starred Willis as a security guard who learns he has special abilities with the help of a comic book dealer, played by Jackson. McAvoy’s character was introduced in this year’s “Split.” In “Glass,” the three will meet, although the circumstances have not been revealed. Details of Paulson’s character are also under wraps.
Shyamalan is the writer and director of “Glass.” He is also producing along with Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, and Ashwin Rajan.
“Glass” is due in theaters on January 18, 2019.