Empire uncovers an awesome new clue from the set of murder mystery flick Knives Out
Between his divisive efforts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and his proposed new trilogy of movies from the galaxy far, far away Rian Johnson is wholly committed to the Star Wars universe. However, before he ploughs headlong back into deep space, the visionary director is returning to his roots for his whodunnit murder mystery adventure Knives Out.
The star-studded murder mystery looks to be an absolute blast, and if the recent trailer is anything to go by, we could all be in for a fun ride when the movie hits our screens this November. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait that long for juicier tidbits from the set. Enter the great team from Empire who have uncovered an awesome new image featuring Daniel Craig channelling his inner Hercule Poirot. Accompanied by Lakeith Stanfield, and Noah Segan, the 007 star appears to be revelling in his new role as super-sleuth extraordinaire. Check it out:
Daniel Craig plays Benoit Blanc, a brilliant detective who is tasked with cracking the case. Rian Johnson told Empire that the detective’s name is his homage to Agatha Christie’s famed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. “Coming into it, being such a big fan of Poirot, it was hard to know even where to begin in terms of creating a new detective that’s going to hold a candle to that,” said Johnson. “Benoit Blanc has some of the elements of Poirot, in that he’s a bit self-inflated, but there’s a warmth to him which shines through with Daniel.” The influence of Agatha Christie appears to be prevalent throughout the film, with Johnson saying that he “was thinking about the Agatha Christie movies that had Peter Ustinov as Poirot when I was writing this. They were my tonal touchstones, with that sense of an all-star cast, a bunch of actors you love to see, having a blast.”
The official synopsis for Knives Out is as follows:
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 makes a killing at the box office on November 27th
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