Actor James McAvoy, who will soon be seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s directorial “Split”, has described it as a privilege to work with a director with a distinct attitude and approach to storytelling.

“Split” will release in India on February 24.

“He’s brave and bold for bucking the trend that says, in order to tell a good story, you must spend $200 million. Instead, he’s clearing away all the interference so he can tell a real quality story,” McAvoy said in a statement given by the makers of the film.

“It’s a privilege to work with a director who has that attitude and approach when it comes to storytelling,” he added.

“Split” also features actors Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley and Jessica Sula.

The thriller has been produced by Shyamalan, Jason Blum and Marc Bienstock.

During his time at New York University, Shyamalan took courses in which the subject of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) was discussed, and over the years, the filmmaker has remained fascinated by theories surrounding the diagnosis. With “Split”, he takes that interest forward.