*Are you ready to enjoy a good old fashion “whodunit” murder mystery, mixed in with a dose of family dysfunction? Lionsgate presents the new film from writer and director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) that pays homage to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day spin on the classic concept where everyone is a suspect.
The all-star ensemble cast includes Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Spectre) Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame,) Ana de Armas (War Dogs,) Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies, Halloween,) LaKeith Stanfield (FX’s Atlanta,) Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) and Jaeden Martell.
The story begins when renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate following his 85th birthday. A famous inquisitive southern Detective – Benoit Blanc, played by Craig – is mysteriously enlisted to investigate the death.
As Blanc digs more into the events of that fatal night and the inconsistencies, a web of red herrings and self-serving lies are revealed to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. Filled with on-the-nose political humor and a witty and faced paced story, KNIVES OUT is guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
With the film set to be released in theatres just in time for Thanksgiving on November 27th, Jill Munroe sat down with the cast to get some advice on how to avoid eccentric family members and uncomfortable dinner conversation.
Evans whose character Ransom Drysdale – the grandson of Harlan and a privileged jerk in the film – says you just have to get to it.
“I would say, and it’s so sad, if you want to survive, don’t bring up politics. But, I know I can never take that advice, I can’t help it. But I’m sure most families have a divide on what they think and believe. So, in my opinion, these are the times to talk about those things.”
His co-star Ana said “just travel, go. Don’t do that dinner. “