Absolutely everyone is going to be in Knives Out 2
In March, Netflix bought the rights at Knives out 2 and Knives 3 for a whopping $ 450 million, and writer-director Rian Johnson wastes no time building another astonishing cast to join star Daniel Craig in the sequels. The casting of the first Knives Out would, at first glance, be difficult to overcome: Jamie Lee Curtis! Chris Evans! Toni Collette! Don Johnson! Michael Shannon! LaKeith Stanfield! Christopher Plummer!
But Johnson, as always, knows what he’s doing. Each of his films is perfectly cast: Think of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Brick, or Rachel Weisz having fun in The brothers bloom, or Laura Dern as leader of the Resistance The Last Jedi. Our faith is not out of place.
Here is who has registered so far. Murderers? Victims? Not so innocent spectators? This we will have to wait to find out.
The first standing: Dave Bautista. Was this announced first because Army of the dead—Also a Netflix movie – is around the corner? Who can say. Bautista has been quite busy playing Drax the Destroyer in both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. III and Thor: love and thunder. If I had to guess I would say Johnson could throw him at the guy. He can’t be fat and muscular, but can he be smooth and suave? Sweet as a kitten? Perhaps!
Following: Edward Norton. What’s the last movie you saw Norton in? Was it Birdman? Did people watch Motherless brooklyn? He’s been a little under the radar for a while, but Norton’s resume is still pretty stacked. (It is very difficult, as a result of Hannibal, to remember that he once played Will Graham.) He’s in his third Wes Anderson film, the next The French dispatch, this summer.
Lucky number three: Janelle Monáe. Throw it in everything, just like in every part. (Some of us are very convinced that she is the only anyone who could possibly fill David Bowie‘s shoes, should Labyrinth remake ever take off.) More recently, the multi-talented icon was in Antebellum and the television series Back home, although his best-known role was arguably in Hidden figures. But she’s been playing characters since her first EP, Metropolis: The Chase Suite, which is fantastic.
It was Kathryn hahn all along: can you imagine Daniel Craig and Kathryn Hahn they go to the feet, he the detective, she the joker to keep the secret? Or the totally ordinary neighbor who is not at all ordinary? Delicious. Besides, she would probably eat it for lunch. Agatha de Hahn got a rough deal WandaVision, but if that’s the only thing you’ve seen her in, go ahead and enjoy her work more. Mrs. Fletcher does not land completely, but it is perfect there. Bad moms? I like cock? I know this is true? Pick one and get started.
The latest addition: Leslie Odom Jr. The recent double Oscar nominee (for Last night in Miami) is Johnson’s most recent casting announcement. Like Monáe, he is versatile; both of these Oscar nominations were for Best Supporting Actor and Best Song, and his performance in Hamilton got him a Tony. Is it gonna be … a musical murder mystery? The only thing everyone knows about the plot is, well, absolutely nothing. Knives out 2 is set to start filming this summer in Greece.