First Trailer for ‘Knives Out’ Sets Up Rian Johnson’s Star-Studded Murder Mystery

Written by on July 2, 2019 

After helming one of the most compelling films in the Star Wars series, before he jumps back into the franchise with his new trilogy, Rian Johnson was thankfully provided the time to deliver a new original film and it’s one of our most-anticipated of the fall. Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer, the first trailer for his murder mystery Knives Out has now arrived.

“I’ve been a diehard Agatha Christie fan since I was a teenager,” Johnson said earlier this year. “Sharply drawn characters, suspense, twists and turns, humor — for me, a good whodunnit has all of those things. It’s a genre that I deeply, deeply love, and Knives Out was my attempt to take everything I love about a good Agatha Christie whodunnit, jam it into a movie with an all-star cast, give it a Hitchcock-thriller-like twist, and set it in modern-day America.”

See the trailer below.

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.

Knives Out opens on November 27.


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