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Andrew Scott joins cast of upcoming ‘Knives Out’ sequel

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Andrew Scott is the latest actor to join the cast of Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery, the upcoming second sequel to the wildly successful 2019 film.Variety reported yesterday (May 29) that Scott is slated to star in the film alongside new cast members Josh O’Connor (Challengers) and Caile Spaeny (Priscilla), and, of course, leading man Daniel Craig, who played the shrewd and eccentric detective Benoit Blanc in the 2019 film and its first sequel, 2023’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.Rian Johnson will once again return as writer and director.

Wake Up Dead Man is expected to go into production soon, per Variety, with a targeted release year of 2025 via Netflix. Plot details are expectedly scarce.

However, in a teaser shared by Johnson last Friday (May 24), narration by Craig’s Blanc states the film will feature its “most dangerous case yet”.The next Benoit Blanc mystery, the follow-up to Knives Out and Glass Onion, is called Wake Up Dead Man.

pic.twitter.com/pdDXRDmwcI— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) May 24, 2024“I love everything about whodunits, but one of the things I love most is how malleable the genre is,” Johnson wrote on social media before announcing the threequel’s title. “There’s a whole tonal spectrum from Carr to Christie, and getting to explore that range is one of the most exciting things about making Benoit Blanc movies.”Scott last shared the screen with Craig in 2015’s Spectre, in which he played double agent Max Denbeigh, otherwise known as C.In the past year, Scott has gained critical acclaim for his roles in All of Us Strangers and Netflix’s Ripley.

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