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Rian Johnson reveals Knives Out sequel is on the way, Daniel Craig will return
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Rian Johnson reveals Knives Out sequel is on the way, Daniel Craig will return

Director Rian Johnson has revealed that he is developing a sequel to Knives Out. 

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Johnson said that he is already on the movie and hoped to go into production in the next year. 

Johnson's producing partner Ram Bergman added that star Daniel Craig was eager to reprise his role as detective Benoit Blanc, saying: "Daniel had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more."

Knives Out starred Craig as Blanc, a super-sleuth who is called to investigate after Christopher Plummer's Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday.  

Sorry To Bother You's Lakeith Stanfield, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell and Christopher Plummer all appeared in supporting roles in the movie, which has grossed over $250 million at the box office from a budget of just $40 million.

Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, wrote and directed. 

With Craig now finished in his time as James Bond and Johnson's Star Wars trilogy still in the early stages, it is expected that the sequel will be greenlit quickly by producers Lionsgate. 

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