Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Looper writer-director Rian Johnson’s Knives Out will be hitting a theater near you this November and the movie sports one killer cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more. And today we have the movie’s trailer for you to check out.
For those of you out there that might not know, this new Rian Johnsonmovie is being described as a modern take on the classic whodunit murder mystery. More specifically, the flick centers on a family gathering gone horribly awry when the family’s patriarch (played by The Sound of Music star Christopher Plummer) dies, and two detectives (Craig and Stanfield) are sent to investigate the scene.
I don’t know about you, but just the movie’s premise has got me thinking of a modern day version of Jonathan Lynn and Debra Hill’s 1985 adaptation of the boardgame Clue. That killer comedy featured Lesley Ann Warren as Ms. Scarlet, Martin Mull as Col. Mustard, Madeline Kahn as Mrs. White, Christopher Lloyd as Prof. Plum, Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Peacock, and Michael McKean as Mr. Green. Tim Curry joined them as an original character named Wadsworth along with other original characters such as Yvette played by Colleen Camp, and Mr. Boddy played by Lee Ving.
Will this Knives Out motion picture be anything like that version of Clue? God, I hope so. After all, the movie is one of the films Johnson listed as an influence on Knives Out. The other classic mystery thrillers he mentioned include Sidney Lumet’s Deathtrap with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve, and Robert Altman’s Gosford Park with Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, and Maggie Smith. And let’s not forget Sidney Lumet’s 1974 take on Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express which was recently remade by Kenneth Branagh with a cast that included Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Other murder-mystery movies Johnson cited as influences include films I’m not overly familiar with such as Evil Under the Sun, Murder by Death, The Last of Sheila, The Mirror Crack’d, Something’s Afoot, and The Private Eyes. Again, I’m not overly familiar with these titles, but if you are, then I hope that gets you even more excited for this movie.
As mention above the killer cast for Knives Out includes Daniel Craig as Det. Benoit Blanc, Chris Evans as Alex Robinson, Lakeith Stanfield as Det. Troy Archer, Michael Shannon as Jack Bressler, Ana de Armas as Marta, Jamie Lee Curtis as Linda Robinson, and Don Johnson as Morris Robinson. Toni Collette will join them along with Christopher Plummer, Jaeden Martell, Katherine Langford, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Raúl Castillo, Noah Segan, Frank Oz, and M. Emmet Walsh.
Rian Johnson directs Knives Out from an original screenplay he penned himself and also produces along with Ram Bergman. The film will feature music by Nathan Johnson, cinematography by Steve Yedlin, and editing by Bob Ducsay. FilmNation Entertainment, Media Rights Capital, and Ram Bergman Productions are the production companies behind the scenes of the flick which will be distributed into a theater near you by Lionsgate on November 27, 2019. This trailer comes to us via .