Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is set to receive its world premiere at Toronto International Festival (TIFF), taking place from September 8-18.
No date has been set for the premiere of the film, which has been produced for Netflix as part of a deal understood to be worth more than $400m with writer-director Johnson and his T-Street producing partner Ram Bergman for two sequels.
The first Knives Out also received its world premiere at TIFF in 2019 and went on to be distributed by Lionsgate, grossing $311m worldwide ($146m internationally and $165m in North America) – a huge profit for a film that reportedly cost $40m. it also secured an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.
In the sequel, Daniel Craig returns as detective Benoit Blanc, who travels to Greece to investigate a new mystery and fresh group of suspects. The cast includes Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.
Johnson is also back as writer-director alongside producing partner Bergman.
It marks the first title to be revealed for this year’s TIFF, which is set to return as an in-person event after taking place online in 2020 and as a hybrid event last year during the pandemic.
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