For the past couple of months, writer-director Rian Johnson has been hard at work making his first post-Star Wars: The Last Jedi a reality. The project is called Knives Out and it’s being led by Mr. Jimmy Bond himself Daniel Craig. The film started production in late October and according to Variety, it has just locked down a release date from its distributor Lionsgate, who just purchased rights to the MRC-financed flick. The film is set to hit theaters on November 27, 2019.
“We’re very excited to be in production on Knives Out and can’t wait to bring it to the big screen with great partners like MRC and Lionsgate,” Johnson and producing partner Ram Bergman said in a joint statement. “MRC put their trust in us when they first partnered with us on this film, and Lionsgate truly champions and empowers the artist to tell the story they want to tell so we couldn’t be in better hands.”
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Knives Out is being pitched as a murder mystery movie, and in addition to Daniel Craig, the film features an all-star cast that includes Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Ana de Armas, and Christopher Plummer. What’s most exciting for me personally is that it will take Johnson back to his mystery roots, which served him so well in movies like Brick.
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