Knives Out 3 Gets First Major Filming Update

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Knives Out 3 will begin filming later this year with Daniel Craig reprising his role as Benoit Blanc. Producer Katie McNeill has joined Rian Johnson’s T-Street partners for the film. No casting updates have emerged yet, but Johnson has been writing the script since the end of the 2023 writers strike.

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The Benoit Blanc mystery Knives Out 3 has received a major filming update after months of silence. Following on from 2019’s Knives Out, Netflix would pick up the rights for two sequels in a massive $469 million deal. Drawing much of his inspiration from the work of renowned mystery novelist Agatha Christie, writer/director Rian Johnson would later establish his 2022 sequel, Glass Onion, as a standalone mystery with only Daniel Craig’s brilliant southern detective returning. In October last year, Johnson confirmed he had resumed work on the threequel’s script following the conclusion of the 2023 writers strike.

Per a new report from Deadline, filming on the as-yet-untitled Knives Out 3 is set to begin later this year with Craig once again reprising his role as Benoit Blanc. This latest news comes off the back of producer Katie McNeill joining Johnson’s and Ram Bergman’s T-Street partners. Johnson’s T-Street is also set to release the upcoming Netflix series 3 Body Problem, helmed by Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and Dan Weiss along with True Blood’s Alexander Woo.

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Could Knives Out 3 Feature A Crossover With Rian Johnson’s Other Mystery Series?

Just like mystery writer Agatha Christie having been responsible for creating both Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Benoit Blanc is not Johnson’s only tenacious mystery solver. In January last year, the Knives Out filmmaker also debuted his “howcatchem” mystery show Poker Face starring Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale, a former casino worker with an uncanny ability to detect lies. Yet before Poker Face’s celebrated season 1 debut, Lyonne also made a brief cameo appearance in 2022’s Glass Onion.

With this brief appearance in mind, many theorized it may even be possible for Craig’s Benoit Blanc and Lyonne’s Charlie Cale to potentially team up at some point in the future. However, Johnson would later reveal that in Lyonne’s Glass Onion cameo, the actor was actually playing herself on the set of Poker Face, meaning that the show starring Lyonne exists in the world of Knives Out. As such, it is unlikely that Blanc will ever get the chance to cross paths with Charlie, as he is instead acquainted with the actor who portrays her.

While Johnson has also hinted at the possibility of additional Poker Face Easter eggs in Knives Out 3, it will probably only take the form of the show playing on a television somewhere in the background rather than some grandiose crossover moment. Though this may come as a disappointment to fans of both of Johnson’s detectives, it also remains true to Christie’s approach to her beloved characters, who also never crossed paths in her own books.

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While Agatha Christie never had Poirot and Miss Marple meet in her books, the 1966 movie adaptation of The Alphabet Murders featured a meeting between the two.

Source: Deadline

Knives Out

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, there are suspects aplenty. Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.

Release Date November 27, 2019

Cast Chris Evans , LaKeith Stanfield , Katherine Langford , Daniel Craig , Toni Collette , Jamie Lee Curtis , Ana De Armas , Michael Shannon , Christopher Plummer , Don Johnson , Riki Lindhome

Runtime 130 minutes

Studio Lionsgate

Budget $40 Million

Studio(s) 20th Century

Distributor(s) 20th Century

Franchise(s) Knives Out

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