Monday, June 17, 2024

Daily “Knives Out 3” Casting Reveal: Josh Brolin Joins Daniel Craig and Gang


Today’s big “Wake Me, Dead Man” casting reveal: Josh Brolin joins the gang, although I’d kind of like to see his dad in the movie, too.

So far there are few people of color or age.

The rest of the group: Daniel Craig, Josh O’Connor, Cailee Spaeny, Andrew Scott, Kerry Washington, Jeremy Renner, Mila Kunis and Daryl McCormack. No word on whether Hugh Grant will reprise his role as Benoit Blanc’s partner in life.

Actually, Josh Brolin is perfect. He’s a worthy adversary for Craig’s Benoit Blanc. When he’s not evaporating Avengers, Brolin is hysterically funny.

But really, this is a big group already. The charm of the first “Knives Out” was with Christopher Plummer. We need a Glynn Turman or a Leslie Uggams. Where is Danielle Brooks?

We’ll see what happens tomorrow.

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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