Although no official word has trickled in on the casting of Ethan Hawke in Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ sequel – leaked set photos in fact confirm he has joined the follow-up.

Hawke will join the recently cast  Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, and Kathryn Hahn and Leslie Odom Jr. on the cast. Expect more A-list names to trickle in over the coming days/weeks.

Plot details are being kept under wraps but it is highly likely another bunch of A-list cast will be part of the whodunnit murder mystery. Daniel Craig will return as detective Benoit Blanc. It’s unclear if any other stars from the original ensemble will be returning.

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The first ‘Knives Out’ was a commercial and critical success earning more than $300 million at the global box office. It starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Toni Collette and Ana de Armas — and centred on a fabulously wealthy family and takes place after their patriarch, the renowned author Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), dies on the evening of his 85th birthday.

Filming has already begun in Greece.