In Accordance with Deadline, Jessica Henwick will Likely Be joining the line-up of This knife Out sequel. The actor is probably best known for her role as Colleen Wing in Marvel’s Iron Fist series on Netflix, appearing as a Resistance pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and as Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones. She’ll also have a leading role in The Matrix 4 and will appear in the Russo brothers’ Netflix thriller The Gray Man, which also stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas.
No specifics are available yet on who Henwick is playing in Knives Out two, in fact, pretty much everything about the sequel is being kept under wraps. What we do understand is that the movie will be an additional murder mystery involving Daniel Craig’s personal detective Benoit Blanc, and will film in Greece later this year. Rian Johnson is back as both director and writer.
Alongside Craig and Henwick, the cast comprises Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision, Bad Mothers ), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Army of the Dead), Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, 1 Night in Miami), Janelle Monáe (Moonlight, Hidden Figures), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, How to Eliminate a Guy in 10 Days), Edward Norton (Fight Club, Birdman), and Madelyn Cline (Boy Erased, Stranger Things).
Netflix reportedly secured the rights for the two Knives Out 2 and 3 to a gigantic $450 million. Taking into consideration the caliber of the cast, and the critical and commercial success of this initial installment in the franchise, this seems to be shaping up as a good investment.
Johnson, meanwhile, is looking rather busy along with his Star Wars trilogy, which is still happening, he has a Peacock original series in the works with Russian Doll’s Natasha Lyonne.
“It has been this kind of mindfuck, since I sat on the idea for the initial one for 10 years. And with this one, I’m starting with a blank page,” Johnson has said of this sequel. “It is not really a Knives Out sequel. I want to come up with a name for it so that I can quit calling it The Knives Out Sequel as it’s only Daniel Craig as the exact same detective with a totally new cast.”
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