‘Knives Out’ Slices Into Amazon Prime’s June Schedule

by Thomas Tuna

It’s no mystery that last year’s box office sleeper hit was Knives Out, and starting in a few weeks, you can see it again on Amazon Prime.

The successful Lionsgate offering–directed by Rian Johnson and boasting an all-star cast–will debut on the streamer June 12, according to comingsoon.net.

The film’s sterling ensemble cast includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Don Johnson, Ana de Armas, Jaeden Martell, Riki Lindhome, Frank Oz, Edi Patterson and Raul Castillo. Whew!

The movie’s convoluted and intriguing story-line, as explained, “pays tribute to Agatha Christie. [It’s] a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.”

The mystery starts when crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found dead in his mansion right after his 85th birthday. Detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) then enters the scene to investigate.

“From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his dedicated staff,” according to the official synopsis, “Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.”

The film–with a theatrical release last November–has grossed nearly $300 million worldwide. In addition, Knives Out was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards (including Best Picture) and an Academy Award (for Best Screenplay).

Responding to the film’s appeal, Lionsgate earlier this year gave the green light for a sequel, as reported here in Horror News Network. Plot details on the sequel are sketchy, but it is known that Craig’s detective will return “as he investigates a new case involving a new ensemble cast”.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the Knives Out sequel as they become available, and be sure to mark your calendar to check out the original film on Amazon Prime June 12.

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