Knives Out Sequel Given the Green Light!
Following Knives Out‘s critical and commercial success, Lionsgate has cut right to the chase and greenlit a sequel to the Rian Johnson murder mystery, with production set to start rather quickly according to Deadline.
In January, Johnson revealed that the Knives Out sequel will be centered on Daniel Craig’s character detective Benoit Blanc as he investigates a new case involving a new ensemble cast.
Knives Out had its theatrical release last November 27 and has since grossed nearly $300 million worldwide. It was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, and received an Academy Award-nomination for Best Screenplay.
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
The all-star ensemble cast of Knives Out includes Daniel Craig (Spectre), along with Chris Evans (Avengers: Infinity War), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You), Don Johnson (Book Club), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Katherine Langford (Love, Simon), Riki Lindhome (Kidding), Edi Patterson (The Last O.G.), Raúl Castillo (Atypical), and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween).