Friday, June 21, 2024

“Knives Out” Part 3 Daily Casting Announcement: Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope), Andrew Scott (Mr. Ripley) in Ongoing Daily Mystery Reveal


The third “Knives Out” movie should be called “Which actor is announced next for the cast?”

It seems like this mystery will be who will be announced today to join “Wake Me Up, Dead Man.”

Today, it’s Kerry Washington to put on the list. Yesterday it was Andrew Scott.

We already have — in addition to Daniel Craig — Josh O’Connor and Cailee Spaeny. So today we added Mr. Ripley and Olivia Pope. All brand names.

Tomorrow? Batman? Spider Man? Horshack? Mrs. Maisel’s maid? No Justin Lupe from “Succession”? (Seems like an obvious choice.) How about Lars from “Mary Tyler Moore”?

Let’s hope the new screenplay isn’t as weighted down as “Glass Onion” and has some of the charm of the first movie. And has a surprise appearance from Ana de Armas.

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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