Rian Johnson has confirmed on Twitter that his upcoming murder mystery Knives Out has begun shooting. Check out the first production photo in the gallery below!
The site Wicked Local reports that the film is shooting in the Boston suburb of Maynard, Massachusetts under the fake title “Morning Bell.” According to the article the production transformed the former site of Gruber Bros. Furniture Store into a laundromat, where they will shoot on October 31.
Johnson’s upcoming feature amassed an impressive cast including Daniel Craig (Spectre) in the lead as the detective, Chris Evans (Avengers: Infinity War), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween).
Star Wars: The Last Jedi filmmaker Johnson wrote the script for the film, which has yet to release any kind of synopsis, though it’s been described as a modern-day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style, infused with Johnson’s original voice that informed films from Brick to Looper. The director’s been a huge Agatha Christie fan for years and has been plotting his own murder mystery for over a decade. Johnson will complete Knives Out before he directs the first in a new trilogy set in the Star Wars universe.
In September it was announced that Media Rights Capital, the company behind such hits as Baby Driver and the upcoming Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines, had successfully landed the rights to the film at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival and is set to finance with a commitment north of $40 million.