Lakeith Stanfield Joins Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ | Film News
Having already cast Daniel Craig and Chris Evans is not enough for director Rian Johnson, who seems intent on making sure his upcoming film Knives Out has one of the best casts possible. Lakeith Stanfield has now signed on to join the cast of the murder mystery, which is due to begin production later this year.
Craig and Stanfield are reportedly set to play detectives, which seems to imply that Evans will be playing an antagonist of sorts. Stanfield also played a detective in Netflix’s recent Death Note adaptation, though that was a outlandish, wacky role, and one expects this to be a lot more grounded type of character.
Stanfield has broken out in recent years after roles in Atlanta, The Incredible Jessica James, Jordan Peele‘s Get Out, and he most recently starred in the breakout hit Sorry To Bother You. He’ll also appear in Fede Alvarez‘s upcoming The Girl In The Spider’s Web.
On top of the addition of Stanfield, which would be exciting enough on its own, Variety reports that Michael Shannon is also in talks to join the cast of the film. Nothing else is known about who Shannon would potentially play, but clearly Knives Out is a hot property that is drawing the interest of a lot of high-level talent.
Hopefully the film will live up to its potential, but at least the cast will at least be something special.