Josh O'Connor and Cailee Spaeny Join 'Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery'
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Daniel Craig, Josh O'Connor and Cailee Spaeny are set to star in 'Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery', the third installment in the 'Knives Out' franchise.

AceShowbiz - After much anticipation, the title for the new "Knives Out" installment has been revealed: "Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery". Scheduled for release in 2025, this third film in the series is expected to bring another riveting detective story to our screens.

Esteemed director Rian Johnson, who crafted and directed the first two movies, "Knives Out" and "Glass Onion", will once again helm this project. Johnson will also produce the film alongside his longtime partner, Ram Bergman. Currently, the plot remains under wraps, but the excitement is building as production is set to commence next month.

Joining Daniel Craig, who reprises his iconic role as detective Benoit Blanc, are some high-profile additions to the cast, including Josh O'Connor and Cailee Spaeny. Known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of Prince Charles on Netflix's "The Crown" and his recent role in "Challengers" alongside Zendaya Coleman, O'Connor is set to bring his dynamic acting skills to the new mystery. He is slated to appear next in "The History of Sound" alongside Paul Mescal.

Equally impressive, Cailee Spaeny has been making waves with her roles in A24's "Civil War" and playing Priscilla Presley in Sofia Coppola's "Priscilla". Fans can also look forward to seeing her in the upcoming "Alien: Romulus".

Adding more star power, Lindsay Lohan and Tom Hardy are reportedly in talks to join the cast, contributing to what is shaping up to be a stellar ensemble.

The initial success of the "Knives Out" franchise under Lionsgate prompted Netflix to secure the rights for two sequels, resulting in the record-breaking $450 million deal. The first sequel, "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery", premiered in late 2022 and was an instant hit, amassing 301 million viewing hours.

Reflecting on the genre, Johnson posted on X, "I love everything about whodunnits, but one of the things I love most is how malleable the genre is. There's a whole tonal spectrum from Carr to Christie, and getting to explore that range is one of the most exciting things about making Benoit Blanc movies."

As the excitement builds and filming approaches, slated to begin on June 10, 2024, fans can eagerly await what promises to be another thrilling ride in the world of Benoit Blanc.

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