After making a huge debut at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, there’s been a ton of discussion surrounding Rian Johnson’s newest film Knives Out. Knives Out has been described as a modern day “Whodunit” murder-mystery, receiving a ton of critical praise after its premiere at TIFF. It’s noteworthy not just for being Johnson’s next film after Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but also for having a huge ensemble cast. Some of the actors included are Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Christopher Plummer, Jaime Lee Curtis, and Toni Collette just to name a few. A new trailer has just been released today following the film’s early word of mouth praise.
Knives Out takes place in the mansion of famous crime novelist, Harlan Thrombrey (Christopher Plummer). One night, Harlan Thrombrey invites a plethora of family members to celebrate his 85th birthday but, during the party, Thrombrey is found dead and every family member becomes a suspect. Now, it’s up to Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) to solve this mysterious case and figure out who killed the wealthy novelist.
The newest trailer showcases some more set-up to Harlan Thrombrey’s murder and Blanc’s inclusion within the story. It’s also more slow-paced and tenser compared to the first trailer. Regardless, Knives Out seems to be an engaging modern-day take on a classic genre and, considering it already has a 98% Rotten Tomatoes score following the TIFF premiere, this seems to be one of the major “must-see” films this fall. Plus, given the divisiveness of Johnson’s The Last Jedi, its very reassuring that Knives Out is looking to be a return to form for the acclaimed director.
Knives Out is set for release November 27th 2019. Watch the Full Trailer Below: