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Daniel Craig says ‘Knives Out’ sequel set for release this autumn

Craig will be joined in an all new, all-star cast including Janelle Monaé, Edward Norton and Kate Hudson

By Will Richards

Daniel Craig leans back on a sofa wearing a suit in 'Knives Out'
Daniel Craig in 'Knives Out' (2019). (Photo: Lionsgate/YouTube).

‘Knives Out’ star Daniel Craig says the film’s sequel is likely to be released before the end of 2022.

The sequel to Rian Johnson’s 2019 whodunit sees Craig’s return as ‘gentleman sleuth’ Benoit Blanc, joined by an all-new cast. The sequel, again written and directed by Johnson, is in post-production, having shot in Greece last year.

Speaking in a new interview, Craig confirmed that the film was in the editing phase and looks set for a 2022 release.

He told Variety: ‘We did the second one [in 2021] in Greece, and then we filmed studio work in Serbia. It’s in the can. Rian is editing now, and it’ll be out, I think, in the fall of this year.”

Craig will be joined in ‘Knives Out 2’ by an all-star cast including Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Ethan Hawke and more.

Speaking in an interview with Empire last year, Craig teased that the sequel is “very different” from the 2019 interview, saying of Johnson: “He’s such a great writer. That script arrived and I was literally like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I couldn’t believe that he wanted me to play it. I was going, “It says Southern accent you went here. ‘Really?’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah?’

“Dare I say it’s better?” he said of the sequel. “We’ll see. I don’t want to tempt fate. It’s different, and that’s the amazing thing.”

Elsewhere, Craig recently revealed that he prefers to go to gay bars instead of straight ones because he is less likely to “get into fights”.

Speaking on the Lunch with Bruce podcast, Craig said he frequented gay bars to avoid the “aggressive d*** swinging” that can be found in some heterosexual spaces.