M. Night Shyamalan is attracting some of Hollywood's biggest stars to Philadelphia this month as he prepares to start filming Glass, the follow-up to his hits Split and Unbreakable.
And, like us, those stars have to eat.
Samuel L. Jackson was spotted dining Monday at Jane G's in Center City, where paparazzo HughE Dillon tells us that the Pulp Fiction star enjoyed a mango salad and black-bean-style lamb. He even took some time to get a photo with restaurant owner Jane Guo before taking his leftovers home in a doggie bag.
Fellow Glass star Bruce Willis was also spotted in Philly over the weekend, stopping into the Irish Pub at 20th Street to take in the day's Kansas City Chief's game. According to Dillon, Willis had an order of the restaurant's "chicken thumbs" with honey mustard while enjoying the game. Willis also posed for fans (and Irish Pub bartenders) Brynley Quinn and Alec Dalantinow.
Shyamalan and company are in rehearsals for Glass, with the director's indicating online that shooting in the region would start a week from Monday. Shyamalan also said that Split's Ana Taylor-Joy was in Philly for Glass, along with American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson. Neither has been spotted out on the town.
In preparation for the film, Shyamalan said, he viewed the original Rocky, which he called a "blocking tour de force." The director added that he hoped to make a "small, intricate film" with "big ideas" at its core.
Glass will serve as a connecting point between 2000's Unbreakable and this year's Split. According to a synopsis from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, the flick will pick up following the conclusion of Split, with Willis' character from Unbreakable pursuing James McAvoy's character from Split.
The Glass stars, however, weren't the only celebrities to dine out in Philly recently. Kathleen Turner, who performed her show, Finding My Voice, for the first time anywhere on Monday at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre via the Philadelphia Theatre Company, celebrated with a dinner at Cinder. Dillon tells us that she shared a mushroom pizza with her daughter, Rachel Ann Weiss, who drove to Philly from New York to see the show. Turner also snapped a photo with the show's director, Andy Gale.