Movies In Focus loves a whodunnit. It’s a trait I inherited from my mother (boy, does she love a good murder). Therefore I was already sold on Last Jedi director Rian Johnson‘s Agatha Christie inspired Knives Out. Throw in the winning combination of MIF favourites Don Johnson and Daniel Craig and you have a serious winner. Then add some Jamie Lee Curtis and a dash of Christopher Plummer and Michael Shannon and you have a must-see mystery.
I like the laid-back (but punchy) vibe of this trailer. I’m going to sound prudish, but I think Chris Evans’ bad language is a bit too much for this short and sweet piece of marketing. Maybe I’m getting old, but it grates.
Here’s the trailer:
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
Knives Out starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell opens later in 2019.