Rian Johnson has approached to direct a sequel to the 2019 film ‘Knives Out’ with the title Glass Onion A Knive Out Mystery which will arrive on Netflix at the end of this year.
The film falls under the murder mystery genre and serves as a standalone sequel to the 2019 film. Johnson wrote the screenplay and co-produced the film with Ram Bergman who also produced the prequel.
Recap of ‘Knives Out’ 2019:
The plot of the 2019 film ‘Knives Out’ revolves around the murder of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey.
The old man was killed just after his 85th birthday celebration. And when the detective Benoit Blanc takes over the case a series of sinister motives emerge. The dark comedy mystery film is starred by Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, etc.
The 2022 Movie Premise:
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery movie brings back the detective, although this time he is here to solve a brand new crime. The setting of the plot is a Greek island belonging to Miles Bron, a technology billionaire.
He invites his friends to a portal there when someone is found dead. This is when Detective Benoit Blanc is called to solve the crime and find the killer.
The Cast Members of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
The film’s ensemble cast includes Daniel Craig as he reprises his role as detective Benoit Blanc from the previous film with a host of new cast members. Craig is best known for his portrayal of James Bond in the James Bond films.
His breakthrough role came as the character of Geordie Peacock in the 1996 BBC television series ‘Our Friends in the North.
Craig’s films include ‘Elizabeth’, ‘The Trench’, ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, ‘Road to Perdition,’ ‘Sylvia’, ‘Layer Cake’, ‘Munich’, ‘Infamous’, ‘Casino Royale’ , ‘The Golden Compass, ‘Flashbacks of a Fool’, ‘Quantum of Solace, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Spectre’, ‘Logan Lucky’, ‘Kings’, ‘No Time to Die’ etc.
Craig has also appeared in a number of television films including ‘Sharpe’s Eagle’, ‘Saint-Ex’, ‘The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders’, ‘The Ice House’, ‘Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of . Francis Bacon, ‘Sword of Honour’, ‘Copenhagen’, ‘Archangel’ etc.
In the role of technology billionaire Miles Bron, we find Edward Norton, nominated for the Academy three times.
After his breakthrough role in ‘Primal Fear’ in 1996, he went on to star in ‘Everyone Says I Love You,’ ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’, ‘Rounders’, ‘American History X’, ‘Fight Club’, ‘Keeping the Faith’, ‘The Score’, ‘Death to Smoochy’, ‘Frida’, ‘Red Dragon’, ‘The Italian Job ‘, ‘Kingdom of Heaven’, ‘Down in the Valley’, ‘The Illusionist’, ‘ The Painted Veil’, ‘The Incredible Hulk’, ‘Pride and Glory’, ‘Leaves of Grass’, ‘Stone’, ‘The Bourne Legacy’, ‘Thanks for Sharing’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Bridman’, ‘Collateral Beauty’, ‘Isle of Dogs’.
In the role of Cassandra Brand or simply Andi who is Miles’ former business partner, we see American rapper and actress Janelle Robinson. She also appeared in the films Moonlight’, ‘Hidden Figures’, ‘Dirty Computer’, ‘Harriet’, ‘And the Glorias’.
She was cast in a lead role in the second season of the psychological thriller series ‘Homecoming’ in 2020.
In the film, American actress Kathryn Hahn portrayed Connecticut governor Claire Debella. She has previously acted mainly in comedy films including ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’, ‘Step Brothers, ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, ‘The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,’ We’ king of the Millers. ‘, ‘Our Idiot Brother, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’, etc.
She also took part in the tv series ‘Crossing Jordan’, ‘Transparent’, ‘Mrs. Fletcher’, ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos’, etc.
In the role of a scientist who works for Miles named Lionel Toussaint, the film cast the American actor Leslie Odom Jr. His films include ‘Hamilton’, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, ‘Harriet’ and the tv series ‘Smash’.
Former supermodel turned fashion designer Birdie Jay is played by Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominated American actress Kate Hudson.
For starring as Penny Lane in the 2000 comedy-drama ‘Almost Famous’, Hudson won nominations for an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award for Best Actress amongst many other accolades.
American actor and four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke plays the role of Mike’s assistant in the film. His most recognized films are ‘Training Day’, ‘Boyhood’, ‘Gattaca’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead’, ‘Sinister’, ‘First Reformed, ‘Blaze’ etc.
Other cast members of the film include Jessica Henwick, Dave Bautista, Madelyn Cline, Dallas Roberts, Jackie Hoffman, etc.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2022, and will be released this year on November 23 in the United States and December 23. Netflix.