The sequel to Rian Johnson’s blockbuster whodunit has officially been green-lit, announced Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. Part two will reportedly star Daniel Craig, who will return to essay to role of detective Benoit Blanc, as he tries to solve a new autonomous mystery.
Knives Out, which centered around the mysterious murder of a wealthy patriarch, featured an all-star cast including: Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, and Michael Shannon. The hugely successful murder mystery went on to gross more than $300 million worldwide, and turned de Armas into a household name.
Although her official acting debut came in a Spanish film in 2006, de Armas’ Hollywood career only started in 2015, when she starred alongside Keanu Reeves in the dark thriller Knock Knock. After that she played Miles Teller’s girlfriend, Iz, in War Dogs, and then the holographic Joi in Blade Runner 2049.
It has been speculated that the follow-up will focus on Craig’s fascinating South American headdress.
Slated to release sometime in 2021, screenwriter and director Johnson, who’s best known for Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has long expressed his desire to continue.
But as of now details surrounding the sequel’s plot remain a mystery. A likely reason behind why Johnson didn’t start actively developing the project until he received the go-ahead from the studio.