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Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn join ‘Knives Out 2’ cast

Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn join ‘Knives Out 2’ cast

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The sequel's star-studded cast also includes Edward Norton and Daniel Craig, who is reprising his role as Detective Benoit Blanc

Eight-time Grammy-nominee Janelle Monáe joins the all-star cast of Netflix’s upcoming Knives Out sequel, according to a Deadline report on Friday, May 14. 

Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision), and Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk) are also set to appear in the new installment. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Detective Benoit Blanc.

Rian Johnson will be returning to write and direct the sequel for the hit murder mystery film. Ram Bergman will be the co-producer.

Netflix closed the deal on Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3 in March 2021 and bought the rights for $468 million, according to a Variety report.

Plot details remain under wraps at this time, including information on whether other members of the original cast are returning and what roles the recent additions will be playing. Production of the new mystery film is set to begin mid-2021 in Greece.

The original Oscar-nominated Knives Out film starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, and the late Christopher Plummer, earning more than $300 million at the box office.

The critically-acclaimed movie follows Detective Benoit Blanc investigating the death of a wealthy patriarch on his 85th birthday during a family celebration. Benoit Blanc also discovers the strained relationships within the family and the death of the housekeeper, adding more mystery and thrill to the “whodunnit” film. with reports from Aloe Ynion/Rappler.com

Aloe Ynion is a Rappler intern.