Knives Out (film)

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Knives Out
Directed byRian Johnson
Produced byRam Bergman
Rian Johnson
Written byRian Johnson
StarringDaniel Craig
Chris Evans
Lakeith Stanfield
Michael Shannon
Ana de Armas
Don Johnson
Jamie Lee Curtis
Toni Collette
Christopher Plummer
CinematographySteve Yedlin
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
  • November 27, 2019 (2019-11-27) (United States)
CountryUnited States

Knives Out is an upcoming American mystery crime film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer.

It is scheduled to be released on November 27, 2019, by Lionsgate.


Described as a modern take on the whodunit murder mystery.



The film was announced in September 2018, with Daniel Craig starring in the film, to be directed by Rian Johnson. The film was sold to distributors during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.[2] In October 2018, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Toni Collette joined the cast.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] In November 2018, Christopher Plummer, Jaeden Lieberher, Katherine Langford, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, and Raúl Castillo joined the cast.[10][11][12][13] Frequent Johnson collaborator Noah Segan was announced as being in the film in December.[14]


Principal photography began on October 30, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts and wrapped on December 20, 2018.[15][16][17]


Lionsgate acquired the film and set it for a November 27, 2019 release.[18]


  1. ^ Toronto Whopper: MRC Buys World Rights To Daniel Craig-Rian Johnson Whodunit ‘Knives Out’
  2. ^ Toronto Kicks Off With Hot Package: Daniel Craig Stars, Rian Johnson Directs & Scripts Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’
  3. ^ Chris Evans To Join Daniel Craig In Rian Johnson’s Red-Hot Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’
  4. ^ Lakeith Stanfield Joins Daniel Craig & Chris Evans In Rian Johnson’s Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’
  5. ^ Michael Shannon in Talks to Join Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  6. ^ ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Star Ana De Armas Joins Daniel Craig & Chris Evans In ‘Knives Out’; Shoot Begins Next Month
  7. ^ Don Johnson In Advanced Talks For Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’
  8. ^ Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 30, 2018). "Toni Collette Joins Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (November 2, 2018). "Christopher Plummer in Talks to Join Rian Johnson's Murder Mystery 'Knives Out' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  11. ^ Joseph, Rod (November 7, 2018). "EXCLUSIVE: IT Star Jaeden Lieberher Joins THE LAST JEDI Director Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT". Comic Book Movie. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys; Galuppo, Mia (November 9, 2018). "Katherine Langford Joins Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  13. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (November 9, 2018). "'Knives Out': Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Raúl Castillo Join Rian Johnson Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  14. ^ Wampler, Scott (December 4, 2018). "BOMBSHELL EXCLUSIVE: Noah Segan Is In Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT". BirthMoviesDeath. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  15. ^ Knives Out
  16. ^ Rin Johnson Reuniting With ‘Last Jedi’ Cinematographer Steve Yedlin For ‘Knives Out’
  17. ^ Rian Johnson Reveals On-Set Image as Filming Starts on ‘Knives Out’
  18. ^ Lionsgate To Release MRC’s Rian Johnson Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ With Daniel Craig & Killer Cast

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