Wednesday, June 12, 2024

“Knives Out 3” Casting Call: Thomas Haden Church Joins Big Group Getting Less Diverse By the Day


Well, it’s official. There are more cast members for “Knives Out 3” than crew.

Today’s daily announcement brings us Thomas Haden Church, well known for “Sideways,” the series Wings, and “Spider Man.” He joins Daniel Craig, Josh Brolin, Josh O’Connor, Cailee Spaeny, Andrew Scott, Kerry Washington, Jeremy Renner, Mila Kunis and Daryl McCormack.

This makes Haden Church the 10th major speaking role, apart from supporting characters. There’s a worry now that the entire cast “Cats” will be invited to hook up. (Just kidding.)

Are there more? How many people will try to make this so-called Dean Man? Isn’t it time to make the movie and stop promoting it before it’s finished?

Who would we like to see next? There are still few non whites, and no one above 60. (Kerry Washington and Darryl McCormack representing so far.) I was thinking Michael Douglas would be cool. And what about Danny Glover? Doesn’t it seem like Awkwafina should be in a “Knives Out” movie?

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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