The first major casting for the highly anticipated sequel to Knives Out has finally been revealed. According to Deadline, actor Dave Bautista has joined the cast and will star alongside Daniel Craig.
Plot details are currently under wraps, and all that is known at this time is that Craig’s character Benoit Blanc will return to solve another mystery. The story will feature an all-new cast of characters, including Bautista’s currently unknown role.
Bautista is best known for his role as Drax in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of The Galaxy franchise. He is set to appear in Netflix’s upcoming feature film Army Of The Dead, directed by Zack Snyder. The project will see the star reteam with Craig as the duo previously appeared together in 2015’s Spectre as Mr. Hinx and James Bond respectively.
In March, it was first reported that Netflix had closed a deal worth $400 million for the next two installments in the franchise. The sequel will see the return of Johnson, who will write and direct the project. He will also produce the film along with his partner Ram Bergman.
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