After scoring an Oscar nomination for his role in One Night in Miami, Leslie Odom Jr. has booked his next gig, joining the star-studded call sheet of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel.
Odom will join fellow franchise newcomers Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista and Edward Norton, as well as returning star Daniel Craig.
Plot details are being kept zipped up in a bodybag, but the follow-up is set to shoot this summer in Greece and will be another big-name ensemble murder mystery anchored by Craig’s enigmatic Southern detective Benoit Blanc.
Knives Out was released via Lionsgate in 2019, taking in $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.
In a massive $469 million deal, Netflix won the rights for two sequels and a readymade franchise. The only contingencies of the deal were that Craig must star in the sequels and that each must have at least the budget of the 2019 movie.
(Excerpt) Read more in: The Hollywood Reporter