Knives Out 3: “Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery, Starring Daniel Craig, Andrew Stone

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Andrew Scott attends The Olivier Awards 2024 at The Royal Albert Hall on April 14, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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Andrew Scott has joined the cast of Knives Out 3.

The “Ripley” and “Fleabag” actor will star in the whodunit, which is titled Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery.

He joins the previously announced additions of “Challengers” breakout Josh O’Connor, and Cailee Spaeny of “Priscilla” fame.

And of course, Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the quirky sleuth at the center of it all, Benoit Blanc.

Rian Johnson is writing and directing the third “Knives Out” installment. He’s also producing with his T-Street partner Ram Bergman, who worked on the first two films. “Wake Up Dead Man” is expected to soon go into production and is slated to release in 2025. Plot details have yet to be revealed, but Johnson and Craig have teased that it is Blanc’s “most dangerous case yet.”

Lionsgate released the original 2019 film, which impressively grossed $312 million against a $40 million budget. Netflix then bought the rights to the murder mystery series for more than $450 million and debuted the sequel, “Glass Onion,” in 2022.

“Glass Onion” was the first Netflix movie to play in the country’s three biggest chains, AMC Theaters, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark, —and generated an estimated $15 million during its week-long run.

Knives Out is known for casting a-list ensemble of suspects, with only Craig returning for each new installment.
The first Knives Out featured Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette.
The sequel “Glass Onion” included Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista.

“Wake Up Dead Man” reunites Scott and Craig, who shared some scenes in 2015’s James Bond sequel Spectre.

After becoming known to a wider audience as the Hot Priest on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s series “Fleabag,” Scott recently gave impressive performances in All of Us Strangers and Netflix’s adaptation of Ripley.

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