What you need to know

  • Knives Out is a new mystery film from Rian Johnson.
  • It stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, and many others.
  • The film hits theaters on November 27, 2019.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is hard at work on a mysterious new Star Wars trilogy, but first, he's releasing a classic whodunit called Knives Out.

The film's first trailer was released on Tuesday, and it showcases the movie's ensemble cast while teasing a murder mystery with twists, foul language, and plenty of family feuds. This is about the furthest thing from the Star Wars universe, and we love it.

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. 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 plied his trade with thrillers and murder mysteries before taking on Star Wars, with Brick and Looper among his most popular work. Knives Out looks like a fantastic addition to his impressive library of films.

Starring Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Noah Segan, Edi Patterson, Riki Lindhome, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer, and Lakeith Stanfield, Knives Out is set to hit theaters on November 27, 2019.