In the grand tradition of Hercule Poirot, Nancy Drew, and the Boxcar Children, Detective Benoit Blanc has taken on a new case. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, a.k.a. the sequel to Knives Out, has released its first trailer. We knew the cast was great, including not only the returning Daniel Craig but also Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., and Dave Bautista — plus Outer Banks’ Madelyn Cline and Games of Thrones’ Jessica Henwick. Directed by Rian Johnson, the film is set on a Greek island that Edward Norton’s billionaire character invites the rest of the cast to for a mystery game that (shockingly) turns deadly. The trailer itself is light on actual plot but high on sheer number of hats (Leslie Odom Jr.’s fez is the best).
It wouldn’t be a good mystery without a little suspense right? Writer-director Rian Johnson introduces the new list of suspects as old friends (Leslie Odom Jr., Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Henwick) who receive an “unexpected invitation in the form of an intricate puzzle box.” Miles, played by Edward Norton, invites them to a private island in order to solve puzzles and the mystery of his murder. “Ladies and gentlemen, this invitation is not to be trifled with,” concludes Daniel Craig’s Inspector Blanc, as the party is just getting started. The film debuts on Netflix on December 23, the perfect time to gather your family for a cozy Christmas mystery filled with murder, deception, and star power.
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