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Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the follow-up will be another star-studded whodunit anchored by Craig’s enigmatic Southern detective Benoit Blanc.
Johnson will return to direct and is also producing with Ram Bergman under their T-Street banner. The movie is set to start shooting this summer in Greece. (MRC, which co-owns THR via a joint venture with Penske Media, is an investor in T-Street.)
Knives Out was released via Lionsgate in 2019, garnering an Oscar nomination and $311.4 million at the box office on a $40 million budget. In a massive $469 million deal, Netflix won the rights to two sequels and a readymade franchise.
Netflix declined to comment on the casting.
Bautista, repped by CAA and Jackoway Austen, will soon be seen in Netflix’s Zack Snyder feature Army of the Dead. His upcoming credits include Dune and the third Guardians of the Galaxy film.
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