Recently, Lionsgate announced a sequel to the Oscar-nominated murder mystery Knives Out has officially been greenlit with writer-director Rian Johnson returning alongside Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc.
However, Johnson has once again teased his upcoming sequel on the red carpet at the Academy Awards in an interview with Variety, claiming “all bets are off.”
“It’s going to be Daniel playing Benoit Blanc, the detective. Other than that, all bets are off. It’s a totally new cast,” Johnson said.
While the first Knives Out had a tremendous star-studded cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Toni Collette, and many more, Johnson continued to express his excitement to build up a new roster of actors and actresses for his upcoming sequel, stating that “I want everybody. I want everybody! Just point. Throw a rock on this red carpet and you’ll hit someone that I want in the movie.”
Are you looking forward to the return of Benoit Blanc for a brand new mystery in Knives Out 2? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @flickeringmyth…
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.