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Kerry Washington Joins Daniel Craig In ‘Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery’

Written by on May 29, 2024

Kerry Washington and Daniel Craig

(Deadline) – The latest Knives Out sequel recently landed a title and now has added more star power to its ensemble as Deadline is hearing Emmy-winner Kerry Washington is set to join Daniel Craig in Netflix’s Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery. She joins new cast members Josh O’Connor, Cailee Spaeny and Andrew Scott with Craig set to return as world renowned detective Benoit Blanc with Rian Johnson back as director. Johnson penned the script and will produce though his T-Street along with producing partner Ram Bergman.

Plot details are unknown. The most recent pic, Glass Onion, bowed in 2022, with Craig returning as the Blanc. The film premiered on Netflix after the streamer made a record-setting $450 million deal for the two sequels, with this being the third in the series.

The Knives Out series is no stranger to delivering ensembles packed with star power and this installment looks to be no different. Production is set to start next month with Netflix planning to release sometime in 2025.

Best known for her Emmy-winning role as Olivia Pope in the hit series Scandal, Washington continues to stay busy both on the feature and television front. She can be seen next in the Netflix pic Six Triple Eight with Tyler Perry directing. She also recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate action pic Shadow Force and also has the second season of her Hulu show Unprisoned, which also stars Delroy Lindo.

She is repped by CAA, Washington Square Arts and attorney Gretchen Rush.

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