Daniel Craig is ready to revive his southern accent. “Glass Onion,” the sequel to 2019’s hit novel “Knives Out,” will debut on Netflix on December 23 and “will be released in select theaters on a date to be announced.”
Netflix’s worldwide release will follow the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Additionally, the streamer confirmed that the Rian Johnson-directed picture will receive a qualifying theatrical run at select theaters, but did not give a date or specify its size. Considering “Knives Out” was a surprise hit for a mid-budget original property – grossing over $100 million in the US and $200 million worldwide – theater owners will likely be eager to see the movie. eagerly awaited to play in their halls.
While plot details remain under wraps, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” is set to see Craig return as Benoit Blanc, a brilliant Southern private detective. The new film is set to follow Blanc as he investigates a completely separate mystery from the original film, this one taking place in Greece. Johnson, who returns as director and screenwriter, has assembled an all-star cast to match the original ensemble, starring Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista and Ethan Hawke on the film’s suspect list.
‘Glass Onion’ probably won’t be the last film starring Craig as Benoit Blanc: Although a third ‘Knives Out’ film hasn’t been given an official green light, Netflix has bought the distribution rights to the two sequels from the original film last year. Lionsgate and T-Street are the film’s production companies. Johnson produced the film with longtime producing partner Ram Bergman.
Along with announcing the movie’s premiere date, Netflix also released first-look images for “Glass Onion.” See below.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery by Rian Johnson arrives in select theaters on a date to be announced and worldwide on Netflix on December 23rd! https://t.co/EdWQ53EOGT pic.twitter.com/TJ9l0IzlJ9
—Netflix (@netflix) August 22, 2022