Last week it emerged that Netflix had acquired the sequel’s rights to 2019’s Knives Out in a whopping $450 million deal, and now Jamie Lee Curtis has responded to the news of the sequel.
Curtis starred in the first film but has distanced herself and the Thrombey family from the sequel, which is to still feature Daniel Craig in the lead role as Benoit Blanc. Judging by Curtis’ comments, Blanc has got a new mystery to solve in Greece with a new cast of characters around him and filming is scheduled to begin in the Mediterranean on June 28th.
Deadline previously reported that Netflix beat the likes of Apple and Amazon in a bidding war for the franchise, owned by director Rian Johnson and T-Street co-founder Ram Bergman for a sum believed to be around $450million.
Taking to Instagram, Curtis revealed that she wasn’t taking part in the follow-up and said: “To clear up any rumours, the [Thrombey] family is in family counselling and the therapist suggested they stay away from Benoit Blanc in the future.
“Linda was fine as she kicked her loafer wearing prick of a husband, sorry Don Johnson to the curb. The rest of them are hustling. Ransom is apparently in the knitting sweater business, a new skill he picked up in the slammer. Joni has some vaginal scented bath bomb, Walt is self-publishing his memoir.”
She then added: “NONE of us will be joining Mr. Blanc in Greece. As the family spokesperson, we wish the filmmakers all our best in their new venture.”