Rian Johnson Releases First Trailer For Knives Out

Daniel Craig meets Agatha Christie. What's not to love?

Knives Out

Rian Johnson, director of Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has just dropped the first trailer for Knives Out, an upcoming mystery thriller set to release November 2019.

Featuring a star-studded cast comprised of the likes of Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer and Chris Evans, the first trailer seems to be aiming for an Agatha Christie-esque vibe - and it looks magnificent.

See it below and judge for yourself:


Taking place after the murder a "renowned crime novelist", Knives Out follows the efforts of Craig's Detective Benoit Blanc to uncover the real culprit. Everyone's a suspect, everyone's paranoid, and none of them can leave until the truth is out there. It's a premise fit for Poirot himself, while the involvement of Johnson and several big-name actors are sure to pique audiences' interests for the foreseeable future.


It also has Chris Evans cast against type as a potty-mouthed rich kid, which is as far a cry as you could possibly get from Captain America and is presumably worth the price of admission alone.

The synopsis reads as follows:

"Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end."


Knives Out releases in the US November 27 2019. Let us know what you thought of the trailer down in the comments below!

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