Edward Norton Joins Daniel Craig In ‘Knives Out 2’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: In the next big casting for the sequel to Rian Johnson’s upcoming sequel to Knives Out, Sources tell Deadline Edward Norton is set to join Daniel Craig in the next installment, which Netflix recently landed the rights too. Deadline first reported in March that Netflix was closing a deal north of $400 million for the next two installments, a historic deal for streatmers. Dave Bautista was also recently cast. Johnson is back to write and direct the pic and will produce with his partner Ram Bergman with Craig reprising the role of super sleuth Benoit Blanc.

Netflix had no comment.

Plot details are unknown at this time other then Craig returning to solve another mystery revolving a large cast of suspects. It is also unknown who Norton will be playing in the pic. Production is set to start this summer in Greece.

Norton’s attachment is a good sign of how impressive Johnson’s script is as the Oscar-nominated actor has gotten particular in what he commits to with some of his recent projects including Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman, which earned him his most recent Oscar-nomination for best supporting actor.

He’s has been busy over the last couple years on the film noir Motherless Brooklyn, his directorial debut that he also wrote and starred in. The film also starred Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin and bowed in 2019. He can be seen next in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, which bows this summer.

He is repped by UTA.

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