New Knives Out Sequel Adds Biggest Name Yet To Its Star-Studded Cast

The cast of the first Knives Out film pictured on its poster
The cast of the first Knives Out film pictured on its poster Lionsgate/Kobal/Shutterstock

Two more big-name actors have now been added to the ever-expanding A-list ast of the new Knives Out film.

Rian Johnson’s hit mystery movies have been renowned for their star-studded ensembles, with the cast of the upcoming third instalment in the series currently being unveiled.

So far, The Crown’s Josh O’Connor, Civil War star Cailee Spaeny and Bafta winner Andrew Scott have all been confirmed to be joining Daniel Craig, who is reprising his role as detective Benoit Blanc in the new movie, titled Wake Up Dead Man.

Following this, Glenn Close and Kerry Washington have also been announced in undisclosed roles.

Glenn Close
Glenn Close Marleen Moise via Getty Images

Eight-time Oscar nominee Glenn (who still holds the record as the living actor who has the most Academy Award nominations without a win) is known for her roles in films like Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, 101 Dalmatians and Hamlet.

Meanwhile, Kerry is perhaps most famous for her award-winning leading performance in the political thriller Scandal.

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images

Glenn and Kerry’s castings were first reported by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, respectively, before being reposted by Knives Out’s official X account.

Following the success of the first Knives Out film, Netflix signed a deal to produce two sequels, the first of which, Glass Onion, was released in 2022 and later secured an Oscar nomination in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.

Wake Up Dead Man is due to begin filming later this year, and is expected to begin streaming on Netflix in 2025.

Recent rumours have claimed that Tom Hardy and Lindsay Lohan (fresh from her own “Lohanaissance” over on Netflix) could also be making appearances in the upcoming third film.