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Michael Shannon Joins Rian Johnson’s Knives Out



The Shape of Water’s Michael Shannon has joined the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s noir-flavoured whodunit Knives Out.

The film, which is currently assembling quite the A-List cast with Captain America: Civil War star Chris Evans, Casino Royale’s Daniel Craig, and Selma’s Lakeith Stanfield, is due to start shooting soon – scheduled in to work around the gap in Craig’s calendar brought about by Danny Boyle’s public exit of Bond 25 and the film’s subsequent delay.

The feature is still searching for a studio to distribute, but was fiercely bid over at the Venice Film Festival.

Michael Shannon can next be seen in TV miniseries The Little Drummer Girl, later this month. Rian Johnson is also set to create his own trilogy of Star Wars films, separate from the Skywalker Saga (which concludes with JJ Abrams’ Episode IX next year), after he finishes Knives Out.

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