After having revealed that the third installment of the universe Knives Out from the screenwriter and director Rian Johnsonwill be officially titled Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mysteryother news emerges around the cast.

According to information from Netflix, Cailee Spaeny (Civil War, Alien: Romulus) y Josh O’Connor (Challengers, The Crown) joined the whodunnit cast that had already confirmed the return of Daniel Craig in a leading role as detective Benoit Blanc, whom he played in the two previous films, Knives Outand the sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Filming of the third film will begin next June.

In addition to those confirmed, the media shares that Tom Hardy (The Bikeriders, Venom) y Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday) are holding negotiations to join the project.

The films stand out for their abundant and stellar cast. Previous films featured actors such as Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janelle Monáe, Edward Norton, and Kate Hudson.

In recent days, Johnson shared the following on his Twitter/X:

I love everything about whodunnits, but one of the things I love most is how malleable the genre is. There's a whole tonal spectrum from Carr to Christie, and exploring that range is one of the most exciting things about making Benoit Blanc films.

We're about to start production on the third and I'm very, very excited to share the title, which gives a little hint of where it's headed.

Wake Up Dead Man will premiere on Netflix in 2025with a plot that will develop “Benoit Blanc's most dangerous case so far.”

The so-called “whodunit cinema” had a kind of resurgence with the premiere of the first film, which became the second highest-grossing original film of the year 2019, in addition to having earned the recognition of critics and the audience, and that of colleagues in the film industry, being recognized with an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay (Johnson).

After the great success of Knives OutNetflix Pagoda a Lionsgate for the distribution rights to the next two films under the moniker A Knives Out Mysteryfor the not inconsiderable amount of $450 million dollars.

The sequel was released in December 2022 Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on Netflix, with a limited release in US theaters.

The first film focuses on Benoit Blanc (Craig) as he attempts to solve the murder of prominent murder mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). The sequel, Glass OnionBlanc became embroiled in another murder plot on the private island of eccentric millionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton), which, according to Netflix reports, was viewed a total of 359.8 million hours in the first 28 days of availability on the streamer.


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