Sequel To ‘Knives Out’ Adds Kathryn Hahn To Its Cast
Kathryn Hahn will be joining Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe and Edward Norton as part of the main cast in the upcoming untitled sequel to the popular 2019 mystery film Knives Out directed by Rian Johnson. The sequel will once again star Daniel Craig as the highly intelligent southern detective Benoit Blanc as he will undoubtedly uncover yet another mystery and find out the true culprit before he or she can escape justice with their crime. While it has yet to have been revealed which characters Bautista, Monáe, Norton and Hahn will play, fans of the first Knives Out are nonetheless excited to see Craig back in action as the master detective. Many fans are also very excited to see a charismatic actress like Hahn appear in the film.
The original Knives Out received acclaim from both fans and critics, who praised the shocking twists and characters. Many critics praised the story for going in unexpected directions such as revealing early on who is responsible for killing the wealthy author Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) only to throw in yet another twist towards the end of the film on how exactly he got killed. The storytelling of the film earned Johnson an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Another aspect of Knives Out that many fans loved was its star-studded cast. Critics praised the actors for their performances, particularly from Chris Evans as Hugh “Ransom” Drysdale, Harlan’s rude and arrogant grandson and the black sheep of the Thrombey family who was revealed to be the true killer at the end of the film. While Craig will return in the sequel, many fans are wondering if other actors from the first movie will return, particularly Ana de Armas who played Marta Cabrera, Harlan’s kindhearted nurse and the main character of the film.
The untitled sequel to Knives Out is expected to begin filming sometime around June.