Lakeith Stanfield joins Knives Out

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 October 2018
Lakeith Stanfield

Lakeith Stanfield

Lakeith Stanfield has joined 'Knives Out', the upcoming murder mystery film directed by Rian Johnson

Lakeith Stanfield has joined the cast of 'Knives Out'.

The 'Get Out' star will star alongside Daniel Craig, Michael Shannon and Chris Evans in the upcoming murder mystery film directed by Rian Johnson – who is teaming up with his regular producing partner Ram Bergman.

Although details of the film's plot are yet to be disclosed, it has been reported that Lakeith, 27, will play a detective alongside James Bond actor Daniel, 50, and Media Rights Capital, who own the world rights to the project, recently teased it is going to be a "fun and inventive" story.

Co-presidents of film Brye Adlet and Jonathan Golfman said in a statement: "We have been massive fans of Rian and Ram [Bergman, co-producer]'s since we saw Brick and have been pursuing them ever since.

"'Knives Out' is such a fun, inventive and entertaining film and we are thrilled to partner with Rian, Ram and Daniel on this exciting, original project."

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' filmmaker Rian recently admitted he had been waiting a long time to find the right project to work on with Daniel.

He said: "I have been a huge fan and always wanted to work with him and as I worked on the script, trying to get it right, Ram and I were wringing our hands over who could be the detective.

"Then, serendipitously, we heard Daniel might have a small window, and it worked out. He's an actor of extraordinary range, and we are looking forward to the fun of finding that modern detective, and collaborating with Daniel on creating a new Poirot."

The project is due to shoot this November and is likely to hit cinema screens in late 2019.

Knives Out

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer
  • UK release: 27 November 2019

When mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat slit, puffed-up private detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) gets on the case. A wickedly knowing, flamboyantly bitchy take on the whodunnit, with a great cast, bags of style and a splendidly outrageous comic turn from Craig. Bloody good fun.

Post a comment