Edward Norton is sharpening his detective skills for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel.
The actor is in talks for the follow-up to the popular whodunit, joining Dave Bautista in what will be a starry ensemble. The original Knives Out starred an A-list cast including Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer and Toni Collette.
Plot details are being kept under wraps but the follow-up will be another murder mystery anchored by Daniel Craig’s enigmatic Southern detective, Benoit Blanc.
Netflix had no comment on the casting.
Johnson will return to direct and is also producing with Ram Bergman under their T-Street production banner. The movie is set to start shooting this summer in Greece.
Knives Out was released via Lionsgate in 2019, garnering an Oscar nomination and $311.4 million at the box office on a $40 million budget. Johnson, who earned a 2020 Oscar nomination for the Knives Out screenplay, told THR he began work on the script shortly after the first film was released.
(Excerpt) Read more in: The Hollywood Reporter