Knives Out's own Benoit Blanc himself, Daniel Craig, has finally offered audiences an update on the development progress of the sequel, ‘Knives Out 2’. Initially released in November 2019, the original film was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, with most complimenting its unexpected and complex level of storytelling, the performances of its ensemble cast of stars, and the direction of Rian Johnson. After such a large amount of success, the sequel was very quickly greenlit by Lionsgate in February 2020.
In the sequel, Craig will reprise his role as the aforementioned detective who has moved on from Harlan Thrombey's murder and discovered a brand-new case to take on. Joining Craig in this star-studded sequel is an equally as interesting ensemble cast, including Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, and Ethan Hawke. Without an official release date, the film is estimated to be released in the latter portion of 2022.
In an in-depth actor-on-actor interview with Variety alongside Javier Bardem, Craig spoke about various roles and films he's taken on in his career, including ‘James Bond’ and the upcoming Knives Out sequel. The former 007 revealed that filming had been completed on the project in Greece during the summer and that director Rian Johnson is currently in the process of editing and completing all of the final details before release. Throughout the remainder of the interview, the two actors each spoke about their respective careers and their own personal experiences working within the film industry.
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