The ensemble for the highly-anticipated follow-up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out continues to gain traction as it gets closer to the start of production. Now, as first reported by Deadline Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick is the latest star to join the stellar cast call sheet.
Henwick joins the latest casting additions Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. Additionally, the duo joins other recent additions to the ensemble Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Madelyn Cline, and Edward Norton. Finally, Daniel Craig is onboard to reprise his role as super sleuth Benoit Blanc. Rian Johnson is writing and will direct the feature with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman returning as executive producer. Earlier this year, Netflix acquired the distribution rights to the Knives Out films in a groundbreaking multi-million dollar deal.
Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film featuring a bevy of twists and turns. Notably, the film features an all-star ensemble including the aforementioned Craig, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Lakeith Stanfield. The film’s plot follows a master detective investigating the death of the patriarch of a wealthy, dysfunctional family. Additionally, the feature grossed $311.4 million worldwide while also receiving a Best Original Screenplay nomination at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Perhaps, best known for her roles in TV shows like Iron Fist, Game of Thrones, and The Defenders. Additionally, the versatile actress portrays X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a character that quickly became a fan favorite and made a mark in the pages of Star Wars comics. Up next, Henwick will appear alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in The Russo Brothers’ The Gray Man for Netflix.
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