Tuesday, June 18, 2024

“Knives Out” 2nd Chapter Starring Daniel Craig Adds Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monae, Dave Bautista

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Rian Johnson’s second “Knives Out” is picking up steam.

Of course, Daniel Craig returns as Benoit Blanc, the detective with the sly Southern accent.

Johnson has now added Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, and Dave Bautista to the mix.

He won’t be stopping there. Every day new names are thrown into the group as the mystery about the mystery deepens.

This “Knives Out” will be a murder mystery set in Greece, apparently. So there might be Greek actors. And Johnson had once mentioned to me the possibility of Ana de Armas crossing over from the first installment.

Netflix is paying a gazillion dollars for this movie and the next one. Actually, the number is $469 million. Yes, for two movies. So they’d better be good. No pressure here!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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