We learned last month that we are being blessed with not one, but two follow-ups to the popular film Knives Out. And this week, we received some exciting casting details on the first highly anticipated sequel.
Keep reading for everything we know.
1. What is Knives Out?
Released in 2019, the popular murder mystery film follows a detective trying to uncover the secrets of a family whose patriarch passed away. Lionsgate’s official synopsis reads, “The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure—everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.”
2. What will the sequel be about?
While we know there will be a sequel (two actually), we’ve yet to receive any details about the film’s plot, other than the fact that it will take place in Europe. Per writer and director Rian Johnson, it appears the sequel will not focus on the dysfunctional Thrombey family that we got to know in the original. “Think of it just like another Hercule Poirot novel from Agatha Christie, so a whole new location, whole new cast,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in February 2020.
3. Who will star in Knives Out 2?
While it doesn’t seem likely that the full cast will be returning, Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Detective Benoit Blanc. Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) will also return to direct the movies and pen the scripts. And according to new reports, Janelle Monáe (Moonlight), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Edward Norton (Fight Club) have recently signed on to star in the sequel. But perhaps the biggest addition to the cast is Wanda Vision’s Kathryn Han.
4. When will it be released?
As of right now, we have no idea. However, we do know that filming is set to begin in June. Per Bustle, the first film only took three months to shoot and was released ten months later in September 2019. However, we’re not counting on things to move as quickly this time around, considering the coronavirus has already delayed quite a few projects.
One thing we do know is that when it does premiere, it will live on Netflix. In April, we learned that the streaming service signed a deal to acquire both sequels to the popular 2019 movie. Not to mention, it purchased the rights for a whopping $400 million.
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