2 Huge A-Listers Have Just Been Confirmed For The Cast Of The New Knives Out Film

Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc in Knives Out
Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc in Knives Out Claire Folger/Lionsgate/Kobal/Shutterstock

The next Knives Out film just got a whole lot more exciting.

A brand new instalment in the mystery franchise was announced last week, with Daniel Craig set to return as detective Benoit Blanc in Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery.

Now, The Crown star Josh O’Connor and Priscilla’s Cailee Spaeny have been announced as the first big names to join the third film, as reported by Deadline.

Josh’s announcement in the upcoming film comes off the back of his much-hyped performance in the tennis drama Challengers, alongside Zendaya and Mike Faist. He also stars in the new Italian period comedy-drama La Chimera, following his Emmy-winning stint as a young King Charles in seasons three and four of The Crown.

Josh O'Connor
Josh O'Connor Jeff Spicer via Getty Images

Cailee, meanwhile, was widely praised for her portrayal as Priscilla Presley opposite Jacob Elordi in Sofia Coppola’s new film, and is also known for films like Civil War and Pacific Rim Uprising.

The news of Josh and Cailee’s casting was first reported on by Deadline, before being reposted onto Knives Out’s official X account.

Cailee Spaeny
Cailee Spaeny John Shearer via Getty Images

While plot details about Wake Up Dead Man are currently unknown, the previous two Knives Out movies brought together huge ensembles of A-list cast members, who play the eccentric suspects that get caught up in murder cases.

The first film in 2019 starred Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette and more, while 2022’s Glass Onion featured the likes of Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, Edward Norton and Hugh Grant.

The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson is once again returning to write and direct the new film, which is set to go into production next month and arrive on streaming in 2025.

According to What’s On Netflix, Lindsay LohanandTom Hardy are both also reportedly in talks to star.

Lindsay Lohan
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The first Knives Out film went down a storm with critics, landing a 97 per cent review score on Rotten Tomatoes and even landing a Best Original Screenplay nomination at the 2020 Oscars.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery then became a massive hit for Netflix – the first of a two-sequel deal made with the streaming platform – spending seven weeks in the global top 10 rankings.