A highly enticing new trailer and a number of character posters have arrived for Knives Out, an upcoming murder whodunit from writer-director Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi, Looper, Brick).
In the vein of Agatha Christie’s mystery novels, Knives Out finds Daniel Craig looking into the suspicious death of a wealthy crime novelist (Christopher Plummer). He suspects foul play, and begins looking the author’s dysfunctional family and devoted stuff to figure out the truth.
Praise-filled reviews came from the film’s Toronto International Film Festival premiere, boding very well for what looks like a very fun mystery with a great ensemble. If you’re one of the Johnson naysayers wanting to skip this solely because of The Last Jedi, perhaps give it may be safe to give it a chance as it’s far from that property? Duno. We can’t wait to see this one.
Knives Out, also starring Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, hits US cinemas on November 27 and arrives in Australia on November 28.
Official synopsis for Knives Out:
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.