Knives Out 2 has started filming, which is exciting

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Photo credit: Lionsgate
Photo credit: Lionsgate

Knives Out was a huge hit when it was released back in 2019. From the luxe cinematography to the amazing ensemble cast, the film was critically acclaimed and loved by viewers as soon as it landed.

So, we were all pretty overjoyed when the news broke back in March 2021 that director Rhian Johnson had signed a massive Netflix deal to write and direct two sequels. Now, we're starting to get a much clearer picture of the second instalment in the trilogy, including details of another unreal ensemble cast. Here's everything we know about Knives Out 2.

When is Knives Out 2 being released?

We don't have a huge amount of information on the release date, but as of mid-June 2021 we know that filming has started. director Rhian Johnson wrote on Twitter: "Aaaaaaaand WE'RE OFF! Day one of filming on the next Benoit Blanc mystery. Thanks to all the lovely patient people here in Greece for letting us do all this murdering on their peaceful shores."

A 2022 release date is expected.

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What is Knives Out 2 going to be about?

We don't know a huge amount of the first Knives Out sequel, but we do know it's the first of two sequels we can expect over the next few years. The original film follows Detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) as he investigates the death of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), the patriarch of an eccentric, dysfunctional family.

All we know about Knives Out 2 at the moment, is that it will follow Detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) as he investigates another big crime - this time in Greece instead of New England - unearthing the deepest darkest secrets of another group of characters.

Who has been cast in Knives Out 2?

The first film featured one of the best ensemble casts going, including Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, LaKeith Stanfield and Toni Colette. So it's no surprise that the cast for the sequel is shaping up to be just as great.

Daniel Craig will be returning to his role as Benoit Blanc but this time joined by an entirely new cast of potential murderers. Joining Craig is Fight Club's Edward Norton, Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista and Antebellum's star Janelle Monàe.

Photo credit: Jacopo Raule - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jacopo Raule - Getty Images

Also joining the cast is Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr., Wandavision star (and comedy legend) Kathryn Hahn, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days star Kate Hudson, Outer Banks actor Madelyn Cline and Game of Thrones' Jessica Henwick, who played one of the three Sand Snakes, Nymeria Sand. This is shaping up to be the best cast list since... well, Knives Out.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

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