When a detective lieutenant says, “We just want to ask a few questions,” those on the receiving end oughta be on their toes. And there are many people/suspects on that list — who are told, “Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to request that you all stay until the investigation is completed.” Here is the first trailer for Knives Out, The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson’s Agatha Christie homage from Lionsgate and MRC. Check out the trailer above and poster below.
Here’s your potentially homicidal logline: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) mysteriously is enlisted to investigate: “I suspect foul play. I’ve eliminated no suspects.” From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind the writer’s untimely death.
Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell co-star.
Lionsgate unsheathes Knives Out as a post-Thanksgiving treat on November 27. Have a look at the trailer — set to Frank Sinatra’s “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die” — posit your theories, and let us know what you think.
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