Rian Johnson Reveals “Knives Out 2” Wraps Filming
And that’s a wrap. Writer/director Rian Johnson took to Twitter to reveal that Knives Out 2 has officially wrapped production. Johnson’s follow-up to his surprise smash-hit whodunit boasts another stellar cast, led by Daniel Craig as detective Benoit Blanc, who returns once again to try an unpuzzle a murder mystery. With this news, we can now start the countdown to seeing some actual footage.
Johnson not only shared the news about his own film but complimented the visionary French director Leos Carax while he was at it. Johnson was able to see Carax’s Annette, which just had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and he seems to be a big fan.
Knives Out 2 is a Netflix production, with a knockout cast joining Craig, including everybody’s favorite, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, and Janelle Monáe. Johnson’s Knives Out was a major critical and commercial success, garnering an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. In fact, Johnson is enjoying his Knives Out universe so much hed already finished the script for Knives Out 3 before Knives Out 2 began production. As for the upcoming film, while the plot is unknown, we do know the action will head to Greece. Not a bad place to set your murder mystery.
Check out Johnson’s tweet here:
We just wrapped production on the next Benoit Blanc mystery and also I finally watched Annette and holy shit it’s amazing. Sending so much love and gratitude to our INCREDIBLE crew and cast and Leos Carax!
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) September 13, 2021
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Featured image: Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), Lt. Elliot (Lakeith Stanfield), Trooper Wagner (Noah Segan) in ‘Knives Out.’ Photo credit: Claire Folger/Lionsgate