Glenn Close Joins Cast of WAKE UP DEAD MAN: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY

Close joins Kerry Washington, Josh O'Connor, Cailee Spaeny, Andrew Scott, and Daniel Craig in the film.

By: May. 29, 2024
Glenn Close Joins Cast of WAKE UP DEAD MAN: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glenn Close has become the latest actor to join the upcoming Knives Out installment, Wake Up Dead Man. She joins the previously announced Kerry WashingtonJosh O'Connor, Cailee Spaeny, and Andrew Scott. The details of their roles are being kept under wraps.

They all star alongside Daniel Craig, who will be reprising his role as fan-favorite detective Benoit Blanc. According to a post from director Rian Johnson on X, the film is "about to go into production." Wake Up Dead Man will be released sometime in 2025.

The initial announcement video promised that this would be Blanc's "most dangerous case yet." Like its predecessor Glass Onion, Wake Up Dead Man will be released on Netflix, likely with a limited theatrical release as well.

Close has appeared in numerous projects across the stage and screen. In 1995, she won her third Tony Award for her performance as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, a role she reprised in the 2017 revival. The star recently said that the film adaptation of the musical, which has been stuck in development hell for years, is still "in the works". Close is also set to appear alongside Jeremy Irons in Encore, a comedy about two aging Broadway veterans.

The previous Knives Out entry, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, was released in 2022 and served as the sequel to the 2019 hit. The film saw Benoit Blanc detective at a lavish private estate on a Greek island.  Blanc soon meets a distinctly disparate group of friends gathering at the invitation of billionaire Miles Bron for their yearly reunion. As in all the best murder mysteries, each character harbors their own secrets, lies and motivations. When someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect.

Like Knives Out, Glass Onion featured another all-star cast that includes a returning Daniel Craig alongside Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista. Johnson is a self-professed musical theatre buff, and the film also served as the final onscreen projects for both Stephen Sondheim and Angela Lansbury.

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas








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