The third installment of the universe Knives Out from the screenwriter and director Rian Johnsonthe titled Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mysterybegins to fill its main cast, announcing two new signings, this ahead of the beginning of its filming that will kick off at the beginning of June in the United Kingdom.

Hollywood's veteran mega star, Glenn Closey Kerry Washington (Scandal), are the most recent signings, adding to the return of Daniel Craig –like Detective Benoit Blanc– and the new additions, Cailee Spaeny (Civil War, Alien: Romulus), Josh O’Connor (Challengers, The Crown), y Andrew Scott (Fleabag, All of Us Strangers).

The signings were announced by Deadline and THR.

The movies of the universe Knives Out They stand out for their abundant and stellar cast, so we hope that other signings emerge in the following days.

Close, the eight-time Oscar nominee, has several film projects in post-production, including Lee Daniel's supernatural thriller The Deliverance, and the action comedy Back in Action, which will mark Cameron Díaz's return to film in one of each.

Washington, for her part, can be seen in the film Six Triple Eight by Tyler Perry and Netflix.

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

This week, 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.

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 Mystery, for 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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