Tuesday, May 21, 2024

“Knives Out 2” Starts Shooting in Greece with Daniel Craig, Adds Ethan Hawke, Jada Pinkett Smith


Rian Johnson has started shooting “Knives Out 2” in Greece, which means his all-star cast is getting a nice summer vacation. Use your sun screen kids!

Ethan Hawke and Jada Pinkett Smith are the latest to join an eclectic group that starts with Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc.

Already booked are Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson , Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, Madelyn Cline, and Jessica Henwick.

If you haven’t seen Ethan in “The Good Lord Bird” on Showtime, you must. It’s an incendiary performance, the whole mini series is terrific. Can it get Emmy Awards? Showtime has had trouble landing awards in the past, and this year “The Good Lord Bird” is up against “Mare of Easttown” and “The Undoing” on HBO. But nominations shouldn’t be hard to come by.

By the way, I was first to report the two sequels to “Knives Out.” You can read the story here.

Roger Friedman
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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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