Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford, LaKeith Stanfield
Rian Johnson may have received some uncalled for criticism for a little film called The Last Jedi, but I’d ignore those fanboys. I personally think he took the Star Wars franchise in an exciting new direction. His next film takes us back to the days of Agatha Christie, Clue, and Murder by Death with a good ol’ fashion murder mystery. If you ignore the lackluster Murder on the Orient Express remake, we haven’t had a good murder mystery in quite some time. It’s almost as if it is a dying genre. Here is the official synopsis:
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
Look at that cast! You know I love a good ensemble! You can see Knives Out when it hits theaters November 27, 2019
Here’s the trailer from Lionsgate