Rian Johnson releases the first trailer for ‘Knives out’ starring Chris Evans and Daniel Craig.
The upcoming Drama/mystery is to be released on, November 27, 2019. The film is directed by Rian Johnson, who has previously worked for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The trailer gives details about the characters played by Chris Evans playing the role of a spoiled grandson, Daniel Craig and Lakeith Stanfield as the detectives. In addition, it also stars Ana de Armas and Michael Shannon.
The film revolves around the death of a crime novelist Harlan Thrombey played by, Christopher Plummer. His sudden death leads the detectives to investigate his ‘dysfunctional’ family consisting of his daughter, Linda Thrombrey (Jamie Lee Curtis), and son, Walt Thrombrey (Shannon), and other members. He tries to uncover the truth behind the possible murder.
Rian Johnson gives an interview
The director of Knives Out told EW, “The idea was to take everything I love about a great Agatha Christie story and put it into a new original story set in modern-day America That’s kind of the essence of it.”
In addition, he described the plot of the film, “Harlan has built this massive empire up and he has a group of kids and their families who are all adults and who all to one degree or another live based on his success. When the family fortune is kind of in question or up for grabs, that’s when the proverbial knives come out.”
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Johnson on the cast
He further commented about Craig’s comedic acting skills, “He has a blast with it. It’s not cartoony. It’s not too crazy but it’s very fun.”
Additionally, he talked about Evans acting as well, “Chris is a terrific actor with great range, and in a change of gear from what we’ve seen him do lately he plays Harlan’s ne’er-do-well spoiled grandson”. He said, “He turns on the swagger and devilish charm. It’s really fun to watch.”
Johnson further explains the story. He described the role of Harlan’s nurse, played by Ana de Armas, “She was very close to him when he died,” he revealed.
“So she has a very central role in it. With a movie loaded up with this many high-profile movie star names, the fact that Ana really is at the center of the film in a way and holds her own against all of them, I just love her to death. So to speak,” he added further.
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He stated that the cast got along really well as they began shooting. He even admitted that he was nervous and not sure what to expect as he started the project. Johnson said, “I’ve always been very lucky and had great experiences with all my actors. I didn’t know what to expect. The truth is, everybody just clicked and had a great time and there was a real incredibly wonderful experience to shoot, especially in the group scenes when they were all together.
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“They were all playing off of each other and they were all just having so much fun that it was infectious. I think it comes through. We have a couple really gang buster scenes where the whole family gets to go at each other’s throats. It’s really something to see,” he concluded.
Watch the trailer below: