Knives Out is a 2019 American ensemble mystery film directed by Rian Johnson.
Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer and others.

Watch the official trailer for Knives Out

Lionsgate Movies on Monday, October 28, 2019 released the trailer:
Knives Out (2019 Movie) Final Trailer - Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas.

What is Knives Out about?

Wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey invites his family to his Massachusetts mansion for his 85th birthday party. The next morning, Harlan's housekeeper Fran finds him dead, with his throat slit. The police are convinced that Harlan's death is a suicide, but an anonymous party pays private detective Benoit Blanc to investigate. Blanc learns that Harlan's relationships with his family had become strained: he had threatened to expose his son-in-law Richard for cheating on his wife Linda, cut off his daughter-in-law Joni's allowance for stealing from him, fired his younger son Walt from his publishing company, and had an altercation with his grandson Ransom. Unknown to Blanc, after the party, Harlan's nurse Marta Cabrera accidentally administered him an overdose of morphine instead of his usual pain medication and could not find the antidote, leaving Harlan minutes to live. Harlan gave Marta instructions to create a false alibi to avoid suspicion for causing his death; he then slit his own throat. Marta carried out Harlan's instructions, but Harlan's elderly mother saw her and mistook her for Ransom. Marta cannot lie without vomiting, so she gives true but incomplete answers when Blanc questions her. Blanc asks her to assist his investigation. As they search the property, Marta attempts to conceal evidence. At the reading of Harlan's will, the family discovers that he left everything to Marta. They turn on her, but Ransom helps her escape. Ransom persuades Marta to confess to him and offers to help her in exchange for his share of the inheritance. The other Thrombeys try to persuade Marta to renounce her inheritance; Walt threatens to expose her mother as an undocumented immigrant.

Who's in the Knives Out cast?

Daniel Craig
Benoit Blanc: a private detective called upon to investigate Harlan's murder
Chris Evans
Hugh Ransom Drysdale: Harlan's grandson, Linda and Richard's son, and a spoiled playboy
Ana de Armas
Marta Cabrera: Harlan's nurse and caretaker
Jamie Lee Curtis
Linda Drysdale: Harlan's eldest daughter and Richard's wife
Michael Shannon
Walter "Walt" Thrombey: Harlan's youngest son, Donna's husband, and the CEO of his father's publishing company
Don Johnson
Richard Drysdale: Harlan's son-in-law and Linda's husband
Toni Collette
Joni Thrombey: a lifestyle guru and influencer and the widow of Harlan's deceased son, Neil
Katherine Langford
Megan "Meg" Thrombey: Harlan's granddaughter, Joni and Neil's daughter
Jaeden Martell
Jacob Thrombey: Harlan's grandson, Walt and Donna's son
Christopher Plummer
Harlan Thrombey: a wealthy mystery novelist
Riki Lindhome
Donna Thrombey: Harlan's daughter-in-law and Walt's wife
Frank Oz
Alan Stevens: Harlan's lawyer
Edi Patterson
Fran: Harlan's housekeeper
K Callan
Greatnana Wanetta
Noah Segan
Trooper Wagner: a police officer involved with the investigation, and a fan of Harlan's books
M. Emmet Walsh
Mr. Proofroc, the groundskeeper
Marlene Forte
Marta's Mom
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Detective Hardrock (voice cameo)
LaKeith Stanfield
Lieutenant Elliott
Raúl Castillo
Cop (as Raul Castillo)
Shyrley Rodriguez
Kerry Frances
Gary Tanguay
Local News Anchor
Octavia Chavez-Richmond
Other Woman

When is Knives Out released in cinemas?

The film Knives Out was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2019 (TIFF), on November 27, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Egypt, Switzerland, Philippines, Singapore, Canada), on November 28, 2019 (Bahrain, Croatia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait city, Lebanon, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Serbia, Montenegro, United Arab Emirates, Aruba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Vietnam), on November 29, 2019 (Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Mexico, India, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), on December 4, 2019 (Greece, South Korea), on December 5, 2019 (Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay), on December 6, 2019 (Norway, Ecuador), on December 10, 2019 (Thailand), on December 11, 2019 (Indonesia), on December 12, 2019 (Peru, Brazil, Argentina), on December 19, 2019 (Republic of Cyprus, Dominican Republic), on January 2, 2020 (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia), on January 3, 2020 (Romania), on January 9, 2020 (Czech Republic), on January 10, 2020 (Turkey) and on January 31, 2020 (Japan) by Lionsgate Films, 01 Distribution, Aurum Producciones, Belga Films, BfParis, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Constantin-Film, Corazón Films, Digi-Optic Films, Encore Films, Golden Village Pictures, Independent Films, Lionsgate UK, Metropolitan Filmexport, Paris Filmes, Spentzos Films, Universum Film (UFA), Victor Loewy, Zee Studios International, bf Distribution, Amazon Prime Video, GEM Entertainment, JL Vision Film and Pris Audiovisuais.

What are Knives Out film specifications?

The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $293.7 million.

The film Knives Out is rated with "PG-13" rating.

Knives Out filming. Principal photography began on October 30, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts and wrapped on December 20, 2018.

What are critics and audiences saying about Knives Out?

Knives Out got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

Other sites about Knives Out

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IMDB: Knives Out

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