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    "Knives Out 2" Is Shaping Up To Have The Most Star-Studded Cast, And I Am Very Excited

    I would personally like to fast-forward the production of this movie so that I can watch it right the heck now.

    Back in March, the movie gods blessed us with the news that 2019's Knives Out would be getting not one, but TWO sequels at Netflix.

    LaKeith and Daniel Craig in a scene from Knives Out
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    Even better, writer/director Rian Johnson will be returning along with Daniel Craig, who starred as Detective Benoit Blanc.

    Rian standing by a chair adorned with a halo of knives
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    The first film was a massive hit, even earning Rian a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the 92nd Academy Awards.

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    It also had a cast of superstars, including Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, and Christopher Plummer.

    Knives Out 2 is shaping up to be an even bigger hit, if that's possible, because LOOK AT THIS CAST:

    Kate Hudson

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    There are a million projects that you might know Kate Hudson from, and she's more than proven her comedy and drama chops throughout her career. Whatever her role in the sequel is, she'll certainly nail it.

    Leslie Odom Jr.

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    Leslie gained international fame for his Tony Award-winning performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, but he's no stranger to murder mysteries. He starred in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation Murder on the Orient Express in 2017. Most recently, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 93rd Academy Awards for his role as singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami....

    Dave Bautista

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    After his successful WWE career, Dave pivoted to acting, and his biggest role to date has been as Drax the Destroyer in the MCU. We already know he's great at playing funny, intense characters, so he'll fit right in with the world of Knives Out.

    Edward Norton

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    Ed Norton is an acclaimed actor in both comedy and drama (three Oscar nominations!!). He's also been on Saturday Night Live a few times, one of which featured his eerily accurate Owen Wilson impression.

    Janelle Monáe

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    Janelle is obviously an incredible musician, but she's also an accomplished actor! She starred in Hidden Figures and Moonlight, which were both nominated for Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars (Moonlight won). Her other acting roles include Antebellum, Welcome to Marwen, Harriet, and the lead on Season 2 of Homecoming. And if this photo is any indication, she's got the murder mystery vibe down pat.

    Kathryn Hahn

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    Kathryn Hahn can truly do anything. She's well-known for her comedy chops (Parks and Rec, Bad Moms, and a million other things), but her first big role was on a drama! She played grief counsellor Lily Lebowski for six seasons on Crossing Jordan. Most recently, she stole the show as Agatha Harkness on WandaVision and gave us the most important song of the century.

    And, of course, Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc

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    Along with the blessed return of his glorious accent.

    We can assume this cast will keep growing, so check back here to see the latest additions to the Benoit Blanc Cinematic Universe.

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