Rian Johnson's Knives Out set to play at the London Film Festival

Rian Johnson's Knives Out set to play at the London Film Festival

Knives Out (2019)
Dir: Rian Johnson | Cast: Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Riki Lindhome | Writer: Rian Johnson

Last month we were given a first look at Rian Johnson's highly anticipated new film, Knives Out. Ahead of the 63rd London Film Festival the BFI have confirmed it is now scheduled to make it's European debut at the event.

Speaking about his film playing at the festival, Johnson said: “I’m thrilled to be screening Knives Out at the BFI London Film Festival. This film was an attempt to capture the twisty fun of an Agatha Christie whodunnit, it’s a great pleasure to be showing it in the country responsible for the genre’s golden age.”

The announcement of Knives Out follows on from news that Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield will also be playing at this year's festival.

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc 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.

Johnson wrote and directed the new film, with the cast starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette and Christopher Plummer.

The 63rd London Film Festival runs from Wednesday 2 October to Sunday 13 October 2019.

Knives Out hits US cinemas on November 27, followed by the UK on November 29.

BFI London Film Festival 2019

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