Janelle Monae Joins Daniel Craig-led ‘Knives Out’ Sequel
Back in 2019, Rian Johnson garnered an impressive class that included Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig, Don Johnson, Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, and Ana De Armas. it took a traditional approach by introducing us to a classic murder mystery in the family’s home, as they fight over their inheritance. In the middle of it all, detective Benoist Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, slowly unravels the true mystery of what happened to the mansion’s owner. It was such a success that the sequel was fast-tracked.
Recently we received word that Johnson had begun assembling another all-star cast that will join Craig’s returning Benoit Blanc. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that musician and actress Janelle Monae will join the cast of the upcoming project. So far, she is joining the likes of Dave Bautista and Edward Norton. We’ve been receiving news on the daily basis, which could indicate we’ve just hit the surface.
Plot details for the upcoming film are still currently under wraps. Filming will begin in Greece this summer. The project is the first in a massive $469M deal between Johnson and Netflix, who have high hopes for the project moving forward. The film currently has no release date but we can expect quite a few more cast members to join the production in the upcoming weeks. We’ll see what other big names might have gotten the director’s attention as they round out the cast.
Source: Hollywood Reporter