First “Knives Out 3” Image Finds Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc With Long Locks

Knives Out 3 has officially begun filming.

To be accurate, the third installment in Rian Johnson’s whodunit franchise is actually called Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery, and Johnson took to X to share the first image from the set—Daniel Craig’s delightfully dandified sleuth Benoit Blanc is now sporting some long locks. Craig’s Blanc is, as always, dressed to the nines, wearing a three-piece suit and holding a hat. He looks ready to take on the next case, which Johnson promised is Blanc’s most dangerous yet.

The third Knives Out film will once again boast an incredible ensemble. This time around, Craig is joined by Josh O’Connor (recently seen steaming up the screen alongside Zendaya in Challengers),  Andrew Scott, Glenn Close, Kerry Washington, Mila Kunis, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Daryl McCormack, and more.

Johnson is, of course, keeping mum about the plot to Wake Up Dead Man, but we did get a teaser of the title two weeks ago:

Johnson is clearly having the time of his life with this franchise, getting to play in the whodunit sandbox which he has pointed out is vast and offers plenty of room for invention.

Wake Up Dead Man is due in theaters and on Netflix sometime in 2025.

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Featured image: Daniel Craig in “Knives Out 3.” Courtesy Rian Johnson/Netflix.


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