Kathryn Hahn will move from putting a hex on the Scarlet Witch to trying to outmaneuver Benoit Blanc.
She joins the ever-expanding ensemble cast of “Knives Out 2,” where she will rub shoulders and drop clues alongside Dave Bautista, Janelle Monae, Edward Norton and, of course, Daniel Craig (reprising his role as expert detective Blanc).
Netflix will release the sequel and a third installment in the whodunit franchise after agreeing to shell out $450 million for the rights. The first “Knives Out” was released by Lionsgate and became a sleeper hit, grossing $311.4 million when it opened in 2019. Writer and director Rian Johnson earned an Oscar nomination for his screenplay.
Filming is expected to start soon in Greece, with Johnson sliding back behind the camera. He will also write the screenplay. Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, but chances are somebody will die mysteriously and there will be many, many suspects with iffy alibis, delicious backstories and ample motivation to commit murder.
Hahn recently had a memorable supporting role as the diabolical Agatha Harkness in Disney Plus and Marvel’s “WandaVision,” charming fanboys and fangirls with her deft move between humor and villainy. Her film and TV credits include “Bad Moms,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Stepbrothers,” “I Know This Much Is True,” “Private Life” and “Transparent.” Her upcoming projects include “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” and “The Shrink Next Door,” opposite Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.
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Deadline broke the news of Hahn’s casting. She is represented by Gersh, Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham, and Lighthouse Management & Media.