By LILY TINOCO | Assistant Editor
Palisadian Kate Hudson can be seen in a follow-up to Rian Johnson’s 2019 “Knives Out,” “Glass Onion”—a murder mystery.
Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) returns to the big screen for a new adventure. Set on a private estate on a Greek island, Blanc finds himself in a mystery game among friends who were invited by billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) for their annual reunion.
“As in all the best murder mysteries, each character harbors their own secrets, lies and motivations,” according to a synopsis of the film. “When someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect.”
Craig and Norton are joined by a studded all-star cast comprised of Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline and Dave Bautista.
Hudson takes on the role of Birdie Jay for the film, a fashion designer and former model.
“A killer dinner party? Yes, please,” Hudson shared to Instagram. “Bad people. Beautiful Places. Brilliant detective.”
“Glass Onion” marks the second installment of the “Knives Out” film series. The first film was released in 2019, and starred Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans and Palisadian Jamie Lee Curtis. The film made over $300 million worldwide and went on to earn an original screenplay Oscar nomination.
In an interview with the LA Times, Johnson admitted making “Glass Onion” was scarier than “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
“‘Last Jedi’ was actually a proper sequel, continuing the events from a movie that I didn’t write,” he explained to the Times. “With this, first of all, it’s not even really a sequel, it’s kind of like another book, basically another mystery with the same detective … Going into it was a little scarier even than the ‘Star Wars’ movie. When you put something out there … it becomes something outside of you and you kind of forget how you made it. And so it was scary.”
With a runtime of two hours and 19 minutes, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” will be in theaters for one week only, starting November 23. The film will hit Netflix on December 23.
The film is rated PG-13 for strong language, violence, sexual material and drug content, according to IMDb.
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