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Rian Johnson’s Knives Out Footage Description

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have been an immensely divisive film among franchise fans, but prior to the release of that movie, director Rian Johnson was a pretty universally-praised filmmaker who made his mark on the industry creating mystery-centric films. Of course, his breakout hit was the Joseph Gordon-Levitt-starring vehicle Brick and his jump into mid-budget filmmaking came in the form of the dark sci-fi movie Looper.

Now, with his palate-cleansing work following his foray into a galaxy far, far away, he’s heading back into the mystery realm for the awesomely-named movie Knives Out. The film has been described as a murder mystery movie in the vein of Agatha Christie’s work. The movie features an all-star cast including Daniel Craig, Lakeith Stanfield, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and plenty others. Lionsgate showed off a bit of footage for CinemaCon attendees yesterday, and the following is a description from the folks at Screen Rant. Here’s what they had to say.

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“Set to the iconic song “Live and Let Die,” the trailer primarily takes place in a mansion, where detectives played by Craig and Stanfield are investigating the murder of an 85-year old man (Christopher Plummer). It began with Stanfield’s character talking with Ana de Armas (who plays Plummer’s daughter) and she jokes about how lovely Plummer’s birthday party was prior to his untimely demise. Craig’s character, noteworthy for his Southern accent, asks that everyone stays at the mansion until the case is closed. Evans was a definite standout in the footage, shedding his Captain America persona by telling people repeatedly to “eat s***” and cracking that Craig is “CSI: KFC.”

Okay, so first impressions. Everyone, of course, loves that Chris Evans is going a little less wholesome after his decade of playing Captain America. I mean, given he got his start on Not Another Teen Movie, this isn’t surprising, but it’s certainly a change of pace from how we normally see him. All in all, it seems like a straightforward mystery, and having not been there to see it myself, it’s hard to tell whether or not it is impressive.

But given all the talent on board — especially with Johnson himself — I was sold the second it was announced. What do you think of the description? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Screen Rant

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