Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. Join the Cast of ‘Knives Out 2’

Kate Hudson is cutting in. The actress is the latest star to join the cast of writer-director Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel, ET confirms. Leslie Odom Jr. has joined the ensemble, according to multiple reports.

Hudson and Odom join franchise newcomers Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista and Edward Norton, while Daniel Craig will reprise his role as celebrity detective Benoit Blanc for another whodunnit.

Topping an ensemble cast comprised of Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, Michael Shannon and LaKeith Stanfield is no easy feat. But if you’re going to attempt it, you get Kathryn Hahn and Janelle Monáe. And Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr.

Character and plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but Monáe reacted to her casting on social media, appropriately, with a series of knife emojis.

With a cast quickly coming together ahead of a summer shoot in Greece, Johnson is manifesting the hopes he shared ahead of Knives Out’s premiere in 2019. “We had so much fun doing this. If we could get together every few years and do a new Benoit Blanc mystery… Just do, like, a new cast, new location, new mystery about a whole new set of things, I think that would be a blast,” he told ET.

While the original Knives Out film premiered in theaters — becoming a box office hit and earning an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay — ET previously reported that its sequels will stream on Netflix.

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