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Lionsgate Buys Rian Johnson’s Murder Mystery Knives Out, Sets Release Date



Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has had his next project, noir-infused modern whodunit Knives Out, snapped up by Lionsgate Studios.

The murder mystery, which will star Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, and Christopher Plummer, is currently filming now. The plot is largely being kept under wraps, with Craig’s character being described as a classic hardboiled detective in a contemporary setting. The screenplay will be Rian Johnson’s own.

Lionsgate are continuing their aggressively impressive spate of expansion into next year, with a heavy slate of diverse titles including the r-rated Hellboy reboot (starring Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the titular demon spawn), action sequel John Wick: Chapter 3, Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron comedy-of-errors Flarsky, and Roland Emmerich’s forthcoming WWII adventure Midway.

Knives Out has been slated for a November 27th release.

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