brian-mcgee - July 3, 2019
Rian Johnson was plucked from relative obscurity a few years back to write and direct The Last Jedi, and it seems as if he's benefitting from the immense exposure that film brought him. His latest film, Knives Out, has one of the most star-studded casts assembled in quite some time, featuring great actor after great actor in a comedic murder mystery that's sure to get people talking.
In his first post-Captain America role, Chris Evans seems to be the scene-stealer here as one of the members of the Robinson family, whose patriarch—played by Christopher Plummer—has been murdered. Daniel Craig and Sorry to Bother You's Lakeith Stanfield play detectives trying to suss out which member of the family may have done the deed, a lineup that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Riki Lindhome, Katherine Langford, and It: Chapter One's Jaeden Martell.
Regardless of your feelings about The Last Jedi, this film clearly finds Johnson back on familiar ground, harkening back to his playful 2008 flick The Brothers Bloom. This will also be Johnson's last film before he returns to the galaxy far, far away for a new trilogy of films, so this may be the last time we see this sort of film from him for quite a while.
Knives Out opens in North America on November 27.