This year’s Thanksgiving movie fans will have something new to be thankful from writer/director/producer Rian Johnson. The filmmaker behind Looper, Brick, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi returns with the star-filled whodunnit, Knives Out.
Bond, James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Captain America (Chris Evans) star in the ensemble comedy that’s trying for an Agatha Christie vibe. The cast of the murder mystery also includes Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Noah Segan, Edi Patterson, Riki Lindhome, and Christopher Plummer.
Johnson’s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Steve Yedlin, editor Bob Ducsay, production designer David Crank, and costume designer Jenny Eagan.
Lionsgate will release Knives Out on November 27, 2019.
The Plot, Courtesy of Lionsgate:
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson 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 (Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (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, Knives Out is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.