Knives Out 2 Adds Kate Hudson To Its Growing, Impressive Cast
Momentum continues to build for the upcoming Netflix sequel from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
Netflix's Knives Out 2 is adding yet another big name to its cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kate Hudson is coming aboard, joining other new cast members like Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monae, Edward Norton, and Leslie Odom Jr.
Daniel Craig's detective character, Benoit Blanc, is returning as well. The sequel is set to film this summer in Greece, but a release date and plot details are being kept under wraps. Presumably it'll be another murder mystery, with Blanc returning to help solve the mystery.
Knives Out 1 director Rian Johnson is coming back to write and direct the sequel. He's producing the movie as well, alongside Ram Bergman, who also worked on the original. According to a report, Johnson, Bergman, and Craig will be paid $100 million each.
Netflix acquired Knives Out 2 and 3 for a reported $465 million. The original movie was made by MRC for a theatrical release, but Netflix cut a deal with Johnson and Bergman for the sequels to come to the streaming platform.
Knives Out 2 Cast (so far):
- Daniel Craig
- Kathryn Hahn
- Dave Bautista
- Janelle Monae
- Edward Norton
- Leslie Odom Jr.
In addition to the Knives Out sequels, Johnson is still planning his Star Wars trilogy.