Kate Hudson joins cast of ‘Knives Out 2’

Actor joins others like Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae and Leslie Odom Jr in the much-hyped sequel to the 2019 hit

Rian Johnson’s packed ensemble for “Knives Out” sequel just got another star: Kate Hudson.

The 42-year-old actor, known for films such as “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, “You, Me and Dupree”, “Bride Wars” and “Nine”, joins fellow newcomers Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae and Leslie Odom Jr in the much anticipated follow-up movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, plot details are under wraps but “Knives Out 2” is set to shoot this summer in Greece.

Daniel Craig, who essayed the role of master sleuth Benoit Blanc in the 2019 original hit, will reprise the part in the sequel which will be another ensemble murder mystery.

The new movie’s cast is shaping up fast after Netflix took over the franchise from MRC and Lionsgate. The streamer will develop two “Knives Out” follow-ups for a massive USD 450 million reportedly.

Johnson wrote the script, will direct, and is also producing with Ram Bergman under their T-Street banner.

“Knives Out”, which released in 2019 to universal acclaim, follows a family gathering gone horribly awry, after the family patriarch’s (Christopher Plummer) death leads master detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) to investigate.

The whodunnit also features Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, and Jaeden Martell.

Hudson will next feature in the Apple series “Truth Be Told”, co-starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.

 

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