By JAMES GAGE
Palisadian Jamie Lee Curtis will be back on screen soon in the new Rian Johnson written and directed “Knives Out,” starring Ana de Armas (“Bladerunner: 2049”), Chris Evans (“Avengers: Endgame) and Daniel Craig (“Logan Lucky”).
In this classic murder mystery whodunit inspired by the novels of Agatha Christie, a pair of detectives investigates the death of a patriarch in an affluent and dysfunctional family.
Curtis plays Linda Robinson, eldest daughter to her rich, murdered father played by Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”). The case is pursued by detectives Benoit Blanc, played by Craig, and Troy Archer, played by LaKeith Stanfield (“Sorry to Bother You”).
Slated for a November release, the Lionsgate- and MRC-produced film also stars Toni Collette (“Hereditary”), Don Johnson (“Dragged Across Concrete”), Jaeden Martell (“St. Vincent”), Katherine Langford (“13 Reasons Why”) and Michael Shannon (“The Shape of Water”).
Curtis also accepted the Vanguard Award at the 2019 CinemaCon Awards, joining the ranks of past winners Salma Hayek, Keanu Reeves and Andy Serkis.
“I have the same enthusiasm today here that I did when I first stepped foot on my first set ever when I was 19 years old, and I’ve just had the same enthusiasm with every job I’ve ever done,” Curtis told “E! News” at the event. “So, to me, I mean, come on, this is insane, just thrilled, thrilled to be here.”
Johnson joked at the awards ceremony that Curtis would make a good real-life detective.