Monday, June 17, 2024

New “Knives Out” Movie Casts Young Prince Charles and Priscilla Presley for “Wake Up, Dead Man”


You may have heard there’s a new “Knives Out” movie coming in 2025.

Rian Johnson says it’s called “Wake Up Dead Man.” There are no plot details yet for the second Netflix outing and third overall episode starring Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc. We don’t even know if Hugh Grant is returning as Benoit’s partner.

But we do know that two cast members have been confirmed. Josh O’Connor will play the Hot Guy, Cailee Spaeny will be the Ingenue, or Hot Girl.

Josh won an Emmy for playing Young Prince Charles in “The Crown.” He’s currently heating up a tennis threesome in “Challengers.”

Spaeny won raves as Priscilla Presley in Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla.” She’s a young war photographer with a lot of film in her bag in “Civil War.”

So who’s next? These movies are a publicist’s dream. All the cast announcements make for good items. There will be young people, old people, and a couple of Hollywood veterans we haven’t thought about in a long time.

You know who’d be funny? Daniel Day Lewis. (Not happening.)

It is time for Dustin Hoffman, however.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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