".... a modern take on the whodunit murder mystery, the film follows a family gathering gone horribly awry...
"...as renowned crime novelist 'Harlan Thrombey' (Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday.
"The inquisitive and debonair 'Det. Benoit Blanc' (Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.
"From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web...
"...of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death..."
Cast also includes Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Raúl Castillo, Noah Segan, Frank Oz and M. Emmet Walsh.
Johnson cited several classic mystery thrillers as influences on the film,