Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ Character Posters Revealed
It’s almost time, Knives Out release day looms closer and closer every day and we cannot wait.
Knives Out is a spin on the classic “whodunnit” starring Chris Evans, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, LaKeith Stanfield, Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, Jaeden Martell, Katherine Langford, Jamie Lee Curtis and Daniel Craig. The film follows a tumultuous, deceptive family in the aftermath of the sudden death of their patriarch on the night of his 85th birthday and the detectives in charge of the case — and they suspect foul play and have ruled out no suspects.
Johnson hasn’t just churned out a wink-wink spoof of the classical drawing-room mystery… with its ingenious twists and turns, he has crafted an intricate puzzle-box narrative worthy of the genre’s brainiest practitioners. -Justin Chang ‘Los Angeles Times’
In light of the massive success the film had at the Toronto International Film Festival, director/writer/producer Rian Johnson has blessed us with character posters and breakdowns paying homage to the master of the genre, Agatha Christie.
‘“Harlan Thrombey. The world’s most successful mystery writer and the patriarch of this whole insidious clan. When he turns up dead under mysterious circumstances, the game is afoot…”
“Detective Elliott. The cool headed local police detective. He’s ready to rule Harlan’s death a suicide… but then the clues and motives start to surface, and suddenly he’s not so certain…”
“Marta Cabrera, Harlan’s devoted caregiver. She was closest to Harlan, and has some secrets of her own to keep… secrets worth killing for?”
“Walt Thrombey, Harlan’s youngest son. Walt runs the family publishing company, but his ambitions reach much farther. Would he… kill for them?”
“Jacob Thrombey, Walt’s son. He spends every moment of the day on his phone… could he have trolled his way into murder?”
“Joni Thrombey, Harlan’s daughter in law. She’s made a killing with her lifestyle brand Flam® … but if she was desperate enough, would she stop there?”
“Meg Thrombey, Joni’s daughter. Well studied at the best liberal arts colleges in New England… but could her syllabus have included cutlery skills?”
“Linda Thrombey, Harlan’s eldest daughter. She has a head for business… does she have a heart for homicide?”
“Richard Thrombey, Linda’s husband. When his indiscretions catch up with him, who knows how far he’ll go to conceal the truth…”
“Ransom Thrombey, Richard & Linda’s son. Born with a honeyed but forked tongue and a silver spoon in his mouth. A knife would complete the set…”
“Benoit Blanc, a gentleman sleuth of great renown. Summoned to this nest of iniquity by mysterious means, it falls to the great detective to solve the case… before the murderer strikes again…”