Edward Norton is joining the cast of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel, reports Deadline.
Norton is joining Daniel Craig’s gentleman sleuth Benoit Blanc’, along with the recently cast Dave Bautista. Neither Norton nor Bautista’s characters have been revealed.
Director Rian Johnson is returning to both direct and write the Knives Out sequel.
The cast for the sequel is already stacking up, and considering the original Knives Out very much capitalized on a strong cast of well-known actors (including Captain America’s Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more), we may see some more well-known names join the cast in the future.
Just don’t expect any familiar faces to show up besides Craig’s Blanc. Director Rian Johnson confirmed any sequel will be centered around a new mystery and cast.
Netflix certainly spent the money to merit some strong casting, paying a record $450 million in March to acquire the rights to Johnson’s films, and ordering two sequels for the streaming service.
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Norton is best known for his breakout roles in the late 90’s Fight Club and American History X. He’s also appeared in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs. His latest work was seen in 2019’s Motherless Brooklyn, a neo-noir film where Norton plays a private investigator with Tourette syndrome attempting to solve the murder of his mentor.
He also briefly joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a turn as Bruce Banner in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk before being replaced by Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers.
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