Ana de Armas joins Daniel Craig & Chris Evans in Knives Out
Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049, War Dogs) will be joining the growing cast of Rian Johnson’s (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) murder mystery Knives Out, Deadline has confirmed. The movie, which stars Daniel Craig (Spectre) and Chris Evans (Avengers: Infinity War) will begin shooting next month.
De Armas most recently starred in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, alongside Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Other credits include Todd Phillips’ crime drama War Dogs, Hands of Stone, and Overdrive. Her upcoming projects include Three Seconds, The Night Clerk, and an untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis feature.
Also starring in Knives Out are Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), and Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You, Atlanta). Craig and Stanfield are set to star as detectives in the movie.
Johnson wrote the script for Knives Out, which has yet to release any kind of synopsis but is 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. Craig committed to star in November after Danny Boyle suddenly left the Bond 25 project, and Johnson wrote the script and will be producing alongside partner Ram Bergman. Johnson has been a huge Agatha Christie fan for years, and for over a decade has been plotting his own murder mystery.
Johnson will make Knives Out before he directs a new trilogy in the Star Wars universe.
Last September, it was announced that Media Rights Capital, the company behind such hits as Baby Driver and the upcoming Peter Jackson-produced Mortal Engines, has successfully landed the rights to the film at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival and is set to finance with a $40 million commitment.
The film is expected to start shooting this November.
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