Atlanta’s LaKeith Stanfield and Avengers’ Chris Evans are starring in the forthcoming mystery Knives Out. The film is based on solving a homicide in which is everyone is perceived as guilty until they can prove they’re innocent. The storyline chronicles crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), who’s found dead on his 85th birthday
Judging from the trailer, Knives Out has an awkward but hilarious tone to it. Director Rian Johnson (Stars Wars: The Last Jedi, Brick, Looper ) pays homage to the Whodunit? genre, a reality show about solving mysteries which debuted in 2013.
Johnson spoke with Entertainment Weekly, about Harlan’s backstory and why he was a prime target.
“Harlan has built this massive empire up and he has a group of kids and their families who are all adults and who all to one degree or another live based on his success,” he said.”When the family fortune is kind of in question or up for grabs, that’s when the proverbial knives come out.”
Johnson also emphasizes the great chemistry the cast had on set, which in turn heightens what viewers will expect to see.
“I’ve always been very lucky and had great experiences with all my actors. I didn’t know what to expect,” he continued. “The truth is, everybody just clicked and had a great time and there was a real incredibly wonderful experience to shoot, especially in the group scenes when they were all together. They were all playing off of each other and they were all just having so much fun that it was infectious. “
Trailer’s here! I love it but as always… it doesn’t give anything major away but it does show things that are most enjoyably seen for the first time in the movie. If you want to come in totally clean, you know what to do. And now without further ado… #KnivesOut pic.twitter.com/sw2uIdMNGI
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) July 2, 2019
Knives Out is set to hit theaters on November 27. Watch the trailer above.