Knives Out Trailer: Rian Johnson’s All-Star Murder Mystery

Rather than follow up Star Wars: The Last Jedi immediately with another massive blockbuster, Rian Johnson opted to carve out some time for a much smaller passion project. Fortunately for him, he was still able to recruit a star-studded cast to take part in said passion project. Knives Out is a modern take on the Agatha Christie-style whodunit where a family has gathered to celebrate their patriarch’s 85th birthday only to have the party end in murder. Daniel Craig and Lakeith Stanfield play a pair of detectives investigating the murder while the suspects include Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Noah Segan, Edi Patterson, Riki Lindhome and Jaeden Martell (Christopher Plummer is the victim). The trailer makes it pretty clear that the movie is not taking itself all that seriously and Johnson is having fun playing with all of the genre tropes. He also seems to be relishing the opportunity to allow Chris Evans to shed his squeaky clean Captain America persona. Knives Out hits theatres on Nov. 27th; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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  • rbennet27

    This looks fun. I can’t believe Captain America would swear so many times in just one trailer.

  • Beat_C

    how annoying is this new trend to put a micro trailer in front of the actual trailer?

  • colin the dude

    This. A thousand times this.