Exclusive: In a move that will surely swing some of the focus from awards season launches to the acquisitions market at this week’s Toronto International Film Festival, U.S. and foreign distributors will be bidding for Knives Out, a contemporary murder mystery that will star Daniel Craig
as a detective assigned to solve the crime, with Rian Johnson
Craig has committed to star in November, while his James Bond
25 film regroups following the exit of director Danny Boyle
. Johnson, who wrote the script and is producing with partner Ram Bergman
, will make the movie before setting off to direct a new trilogy in the Star Wars universe. Knives Out will be the first film he’ll direct since 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi
, which grossed over $1.3 billion.
The film is best described as a modern day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style, infused with Johnson’s