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‘Knives Out 3’ Cast: All The Actors Joining Daniel Craig for ‘Wake Up Dead Man’




Pop culture’s latest beloved detective, Benoit Blanc is back with a new mystery brewing. Hollywood star Daniel Craig will reprise the role of the detective who drove director Rian Johnson’s previous two instalments – Knives Out (2019) and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). 

Titled Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery, Johnson and Netflix announced the third instalment in the intriguing franchise in May 2024. “I love everything about whodunits, but one of the things I love most is how malleable the genre is,” the director shared on social media before announcing the threequel’s title, adding, “There’s a whole tonal spectrum from Carr to Christie, and getting to explore that range is one of the most exciting things about making Benoit Blanc movies.”

With a History of assembling as many A-list actors as he can in the mystery-packed franchise, the excitement around the Knives Out 3 cast and its release date is palpable.

On that note, here’s everything we know about Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery.

‘Knives Out 3′ officially goes into production with a stellar cast

On 10 June 2024, the Knives Out Instagram page and Johnson’s Twitter account marked the first day of filming by sharing the first look at Craig’s character in the upcoming film, which looks different from the first two instalments. 

Dressed sharp as hell in a three-piece suit, this Benoit Blanc Sports longer hair and stubble in the black-and-white photo, captioned, “Day one. #WakeUpDeadMan.”

Who all are joining Daniel Craig in ‘Knives Out 3′?

Picture Credits: IMDb

Along with Daniel Craig’s big return as Benoit Blanc, Josh Brolin (Dune), Josh O’Connor (The Crown), Andrew Scott (Ripley), Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla) and Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders) have joined the cast of Knives Out 3. 

The rest of the star-studded ensemble includes Jeremy Renner (The Town), Mila Kunis (Luckiest Girl Alive), Kerry Washington (Scandal, Little Fires Everywhere) Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction) and Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3).

What could be the plot of ‘Knives Out 3’?

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Picture Credits: IMDb/Knives Out

Details of the plot for Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery are currently under wraps, except for the return of detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig). According to those involved with the film, the upcoming instalment in the series will be significantly distinct from the previous instalment.  

Do we have a release date for ‘Knives Out 3’?

The end of the video Johnson shared on his Instagram hints at a 2025 release, but an exact date hasn’t been announced yet.

Do we have a trailer for ‘Knives Out 3′?

Apart from a short clip featuring a voiceover creating a buzz about what’s to come, no trailer has been released yet for Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery. Check it out below.


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This story first appeared on Augustman Malaysia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– When is Knives Out 3 releasing?
The film is aiming at a release date at some point in 2025.

– Who will be in the cast of Knives Out 3?
Along with Daniel Craig’s reprising his role as Benoit Blanc, Josh Brolin, Josh O’Connor, Andrew Scott, Cailee Spaeny, Daryl McCormack, and Mila Kunis have joined the cast of Knives Out 3 amongst others.

– Is the trailer out for Knives Out 3?
No, a teaser or trailer is yet to be released by the makers or the streamer.