A Knives Out Mystery releases new images and character details
Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads is set to premiere in a few days at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Netflix recently ramped up promotions for the highly anticipated thriller.
Like its 2019 predecessor, Knives out, Glass Onion also boasts an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Ethan Hawke, and Madelyn Cline. The creators have been tight-lipped about the characters so far, but we finally have details on the new batch of suspects, along with brand new stills from Glass Onion (courtesy of Empire Review). You can check out the photos below.
Now let’s come to the characters, the first is The Incredible Hulk Edward Norton, who is at the center of onions in glass ground. He plays tech billionaire Miles Bron, who invites his closest friends to his scenic private island in Greece for a “murder-mystery game that gets a little too real.”
hamilton Star Leslie Odom Jr. plays a scientist, Lionel Toussaint, who works for Bron. Odom Jr. hints at “complicated relationships” between the characters. “As hard as we came to this island in Greece at the start of this movie, that’s where we started. Love is complicated, friendships can be complicated.”
Catherine Hahn plays Claire Debella, a Connecticut governor running for the Senate. Writer-director Rian Johnson describes her as someone who “pisses everyone off and tries to thread the needle in different ways, in terms of public persona and what she’s willing to compromise to stay. in power”.
Dave Bautista, who can be seen taking on Norton in one of the images, plays YouTube star Duke Cody with External banks star Madelyn Cline as his girlfriend and assistant, Whiskey.
Kate Hudson plays a fashion designer named Birdie Jay, with Jessica Henwick as Peg’s assistant. Finally, Janelle Monáe stars as another tech entrepreneur, Cassandra “Andi” Brand.
There’s still no word on Ethan Hawke’s mystery character, and he was also missing in the recently released first look images. Hawke has also refrained from speaking on the project, although he confirmed last year that his role was “strictly a cameo”.
Could Hawke’s character be the murder victim? All the signs point in this direction, but we cannot be certain. It’s possible that Johnson and Hawke are trying to throw us off balance and have more exciting surprises in store for us. After all, Johnson is known for “subverting expectations.”
Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads Will feature more of Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc
Contrary to Knives outwhich had Ana de Armas as the central protagonist, Glass Onion will unfold through the eyes of Daniel Craig’s eccentric detective, Benoit Blanc. However, Glass Onion will always focus on new suspects, and Rian Johnson plans to keep Blanc’s origins ambiguous, focusing instead on his investigative skills, he told Empire.
“There’s definitely more Blanc, but that’s not very interesting to me, the idea of building Benoit’s life. Like with Poirot and Miss Marple, what’s fun is how the character elements of Benoit are revealed through his act of solving each of these mysteries.”
Johnson also teased that Glass OnionAs Knives outwon’t skimp on social commentary either, this time addressing the income divide instead of dysfunctional family relationships.
Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads will have a limited release in November before streaming on Netflix on December 23, 2022.