Jamie Lee Curtis, who stars in Knives Out, reveals why she was taken aback by the movie’s popularity. The actress from Halloween appears in Knives Out as Linda Drysdale, the eldest child of best-selling crime author Harlan Thrombey, 85, who becomes one of several suspects after Harlan ends up dead and Benoit Blanc starts an investigation. Harlan is an 85-year-old man. Linda and the other Thrombey family members won’t be seen in the future sequel since Blanc moves to Greece in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Case to uncover a whole other mystery.
Alongside Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer, Daniel Craig served as the private eye in the prestigious Knives Out cast. Knives Out, written and directed by Rian Johnson of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, received acclaim from reviewers for its satirical twist on murder-mystery clichés. Johnson was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Knives Out. The whodunit, which cost $40 million to produce, made $311 million at the movie office. Due to the film’s surprise popularity, Netflix spent $469 million to acquire the rights to two sequels, the first of which will be released this year.
Curtis discussed the popularity of Knives Out in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly on her most well-known performances throughout the years. The actress had no clue how it would come out and was delighted when it became such a hit because she was “very secluded” throughout filming and didn’t have much screen time.
Can Knives Out 2 Surpass the Success of the First One?
It makes sense that Curtis wasn’t sure how Knives Out would come out throughout production and was consequently taken aback by its popularity. However, looking back, the movie’s success is less of a mystery and more of a recurring pattern in the writer/career. director Johnson made his directorial debut in 2005 with the low-budget mystery film Brick, which was well received critically and commercially. Knives Out marked Johnson’s return to his neo-noir beginnings, while the outcomes were comparable to those of his previous works. Johnson made the shift to higher-profile movies with Looper and The Last Jedi.
Expectations for Johnson’s follow-up are quite high because of his practically immaculate record. Early reviews of Knives Out 2 have already suggested that the sequel may be superior to the original. It should be fascinating to watch how people react to the Knives Out sequel when it debuts on December 23 because this is certain to massively heighten expectations. The whodunit’s performance will be evaluated this time around based on Netflix streaming figures rather than box office receipts.