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Knives Out 2 Begins Filming, Director Rian Johnson Releases First Photo

Director Rian Johnson announces that filming has begun in Greece for the much-anticipated sequel that's headed to Netflix.


The first of at least two planned Knives Out sequels has begun filming in a completely different location than the first movie. Writer-director Rian Johnson shared a photo from the set in Greece, which looks very beautiful and sunny.

"Day one of filming on the next Benoit Blanc mystery," Johnson said of Daniel Craig's Knives Out character. "Thanks to all the lovely, patient people here in Greece for letting us do all this murdering on their peaceful shores."

Not only is the setting new for Knives Out 2, but the cast has been changed as well. The sequel will feature an ensemble cast that includes big names like Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monae, Leslie Odom Jr., and Edward Norton.

There is no word yet on the story, apart from how Blanc travels to Greece to presumably investigate a suspicious death. 2019's Knives Out was a whodunnit that followed the investigation into the death of Christopher Plummer's character.

The movie featured a long list of big names in the lead roles, including Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherin Langford, and Jaeden Martell.

Johnson is producing Knives Out 2 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 for the sequels after Netflix bought the rights for hundreds of millions of dollars.

In addition to the untitled Knives Out sequels, Johnson is still lined up to direct a trilogy of Star Wars films following his Star Wars debut with The Last Jedi.

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