Date: 19th May 2021

Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Daniel Craig In 'Knives Out 2' Sequel.


Oscar nominee and Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr is the latest A-lister to join star Daniel Craig in "Knives Out 2", the star-studded sequel to Rian Johnson's 2019 hit whodunnit.

Odom joins Daniel Craig, who is reprising his Knives Out role as 'gentleman sleuth' Benoit Blanc, in the sequel. He joins other newcomers Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle MonŠe and Katheryn Hahn in the film.

Plot details are unknown at this time other than Craig returning to solve another mystery revolving a large cast of suspects. It is also unknown who Odom Jr. will be playing.

Rian Johnson, known for his work on movies such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and Looper (2012), is writing and directing the upcoming sequel. Ram Bergman, his longtime filmmaking partner, is on board to produce. Filming is expected to take place this summer in Greece.

Netflix recently won the rights for two sequels to 2019's Knives Out, which received an Oscar nomination and scored over $300 million on a $40 million budget. The original film featured an all-star cast that included Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Ana de Armas and the late Christopher Plummer.

Source: Press Release