Daniel Craig To Lead Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out”

Daniel Craig To Lead Rian Johnsons Knives Out

With the next James Bond film effectively on hold, Daniel Craig has quickly plugged the hole in his schedule and will star as a detective in the contemporary murder mystery feature “Knives Out” which will film shortly.

The project marks “Looper” and “Brick” director Rian Johnson’s first film since “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Johnson will pen and direct the film which is said to boast a classic whodunit style written in Johnson’s original voice. Johnson has been a huge Agatha Christie fan for years and he’s been writing this, his own version of a locked door mansion murder mystery, for over a decade.

U.S. and foreign distributors will be bidding on the project at the Toronto International Film Festival this week with buyers receiving the script last night. Johnson and Ram Bergman will produce with Johnson to shoot the film before he gets to work a new trilogy of films in the “Star Wars” universe.

Source: Deadline