The Hollywood star power of Jessica Henwick continues to rise. The actress has been set as the newest member of Rian Johnson’s highly-anticipated Knives Out sequel. Deadline reports Henwick will round out a star-studded cast that already includes names like Leslie Odom Jr, Kathryn Hahn, and Edward Norton. The new ensemble cast will be joined by Daniel Craig, whose investigator Benoit Blanc will appear as the only returning character from the critically-acclaimed first film. Plot details regarding the sequel are essentially non-existent, so it’s nearly impossible to say what role Henwick’s character will play in the second film. We can only hope her ability to simultaneously charm and intimidate is put to good use.
Henwick first caught the public’s eye with her leading role on Marvel and Netflix’s Iron Fist series. While that project flopped with fans, the actress’ character Colleen Wing was almost universally celebrated. Henwick also appeared briefly in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with her pilot character eventually getting an expanded role in the comic adaptations of that universe. Also on her resumé are roles on HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones and the 2020 horror film Underwater, in which she appeared alongside Kristen Stewart. Well-known for her ability to kick serious butt, Henwick can next be seen co-starring in Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix 4 with Keanu Reeves and the Russo brother’s The Grey Man, with Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling. With the Knives Out sequel now under her belt, it seems Henwick’s success will only continue to grow.