Knives out 2 has added another rising star to its growing ensemble. Leslie Odom Jr. (One night in Miami) has joined Daniel Craig in the upcoming sequel, which takes place on Netflix. While Lionsgate was producing the original whodunnit, director Rian Johnson decided to strike a huge deal with the streaming service for not just one, but two sequels. The first of those sequels will go into production soon and as such, casting has recently begun.
Leslie Odom Jr. indeed play the leading role Knives out 2. There’s no word yet on who he, or any of the new cast members, is playing anymore. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Detective Benoit Blanc. So far, Craig is the only cast member from the first Knives out that is confirmed to return. This film will tell a completely different story, although specific plot details remain unclear at the moment. But with a different story on the doorstep, the Thrombeys are unlikely to return this time.
Other new cast members joining the burgeoning franchise include Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2049), Edward Norton (Fight club, Birdman), Janelle Monae (Hidden figures, Harriet) and Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision, Bad Moms). Leslie Odom Jr. is now very much on the rise. The actor received an Oscar nomination for his work in Regina King’s One night in Miami, which was also nominated for Best Picture. Odom Jr. portrayed musica icon Sam Cooke in the film. Some of his other credits include Hamilton and Murder on the Orient Express. The actor has already wrapped up the work The Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark, which hits theaters later this year.
Rian Johnson, known for his work on films such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Looper, is writing and directing the upcoming sequel. Ram Bergman, his longtime movie-making partner, is on board to produce. The recordings are expected to take place this summer in Greece. Netflix, meanwhile, will pay a total of more than $ 400 million for both this movie and the final movie Knives out 3. Both Johnson and Daniel Craig are expected to release $ 100 million each for their troubles.
Knives out became a bigger hit than expected in 2019. With a budget of only $ 40 million, it made an impressive $ 311 million at the box office worldwide while receiving a wave of critical acclaim. Rian Johnson was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars for his work. Since Johnson kept the rights to the work, he was able to come up with a rich deal for the sequels.
In the end, Netflix won the bidding war, although other suitors were reportedly in the mix. They just couldn’t compete with Netflix’s incredibly deep pockets. Knives out 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, although it will likely arrive sometime in 2022. We will be sure to update you when more details about the project become available. This news comes to us through The Hollywood Reporter.
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