Date: 21st May 2021

Kate Hudson Joins Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out' Sequel.

Kate Hudson has joined the cast for Netflix's highly-anticipated sequel. Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed the first movie, is back at the helm, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as detective Benoit Blanc.

Hudson joins fellow franchise newcomers including Leslie Odom Jr, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle MonŠe, Dave Bautista and Edward Norton, as well as returning star Daniel Craig.

The casting comes two months after Johnson signed a $400 million-plus deal with Netflix to write and direct two sequels to the Oscar-nominated murder mystery film. Johnson will also produce with partner Ram Bergman, with shooting set to begin this summer in Greece.

The original "Knives Out", a murder mystery in the vein of an Agatha Christie whodunit that was released in 2019, was an acquisition as part of a single picture deal with Media Rights Capital (MRC) and was released by Lionsgate. It made over $311 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million. The film rights were owned by Johnson and Bergman.

Kate Hudson will next be seen in Ana Lily Amirpour's mystery thriller "Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon."

Source: Press Release