Knives Out Trailer: Rian Johnson Assembles an A-List Ensemble

Knives Out trailer: Rian Johnson assembles an A-List ensemble

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out trailer has been released for the writer/director’s upcoming original modern-day whodunnit arriving in theaters this Thanksgiving. You can check out the trailer now in the player below (via EW)

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis explained that “the film centers on a detective (Daniel Craig) investigating a murder when he comes across an eccentric, combative family.” She also noted the family gathering setting “turns bloody very quickly. These people put the ‘dis’ in dysfunctional, which should play very well this Thanksgiving weekend.”

The title Knives Out appears to be apt based on the description.

During Lionsgate’s presentation, Johnson revealed that he is a die-hard Agatha Christie fan and that Knives Out was an attempt to take all the aspects he loved about the famed writer, “jam it into an all-star cast, give it a Hitchcock thriller, genre twist and set it in modern-day America.”

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).

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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.

The film will be released on November 27.