The Cast of ‘Knives Out 2’ Just Keeps Getting Bigger and Better

The sequel to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is continuing to take shape with an all-star cast.

The whodunit film is being made for Netflix as part of a two-picture and nine-figure deal, with Johnson returning to direct and produce while Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Southern detective Benoit Blanc.

The first Knives Out film, which also starred Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, and Toni Collette, was a box-office hit, amassing $311.4 million worldwide and earning Johnson an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. The story revolved around the mysterious death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, prompting Detective  Blanc to investigate the wealthy and dysfunctional Thrombey family.

Plot details for the follow-up are currently shrouded in secrecy, but the film is due to begin shooting in Greece during the summer.

Read on for the cast of Knives Out 2.

Daniel Craig — Benoit Blanc

Craig is set to reprise his role as Detective Benoit Blanc, aka “The Last of the Gentlemen Sleuths.”

So far, Craig is the only actor from the original film to be confirmed as returning for the follow-up.

Janelle Monáe

Monáe’s role in the sequel has not yet been disclosed.

Edward Norton

Like Monáe, Norton’s role in Knives Out 2 has not been revealed.

Dave Bautista

Bautista hasn’t revealed exactly who he will be playing in the sequel, but he told Polygon,  “Although it’s not down that dramatic path that I really love, and that I’m pursuing, I feel like this is a huge statement, because of the caliber of the people that are involved, and how successful the first film was.”

Kathryn Hahn

It has not yet been confirmed which role the Wandavision star will play.

Leslie Odom Jr

Following his Oscar-nominated performance in One Night in Miami, Odom Jr is joining the ever-growing cast of Knives Out 2. The Tony-award winning actor came to prominence playing Aaron Burr in the original Broadway version of Hamilton.

Kate Hudson

More to come as they are announced. 

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