Glenn Close Joins Star-Studded Cast of Knives Out 3: Wake Up Dead Man

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Glenn Close Joins the Cast of Knives Out 3: Wake Up Dead Man

The latest addition to the star-studded ensemble of Knives Out 3: Wake Up Dead Man is none other than eight-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed her casting, joining the array of talented actors already announced for the third installment of Rian Johnson’s whodunit series.

Close will be part of the ensemble cast that includes Kerry Washington, Andrew Scott, Josh O’Connor, Cailee Spaeny, and Daniel Craig, who reprises his iconic role as the brilliant private investigator Benoit Blanc. The film is currently in production, with a release date scheduled for 2025 on Netflix.

The Direction of the Story

The title of the film, Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery, offers a glimpse into the direction of the story, which Johnson has teased by saying he loves the malleability of the whodunit genre. He shared in a social media post, “I love everything about whodunnits, but one of the things I love most is how malleable the genre is. 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.”

Fans are eagerly anticipating the new film, which promises to deliver another thrilling whodunit adventure. The title itself shares its name with a U2 song, which contains biblical undertones, hinting at a religious tone in the film. The use of Gothic Blackletter typeface and imagery of a coffin and a church bell tolling in the teaser video further reinforces these themes.

Close’s Contribution to the Film

Johnson’s ability to drop clues along the way has set the stage for a captivating mystery. Details on the project are scarce, but it is clear that Close will bring her veteran gravitas and experience in the mystery genre to the film. As the production continues, fans can look forward to another thrilling installment of the Knives Out series.

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