Glass Onion to close LFF

Knives Out sequel to take European bow after Toronto

by Amber Wilkinson

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, starring Daniel Craig, will close London Film Festival
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, starring Daniel Craig, will close London Film Festival Photo: Netflix
The London Film Festival has announced it will close with the European premiere Rian Johnson's Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on October 16.

The sequel to Knives Out, which will have its world premiere in Toronto, sees Daniel Craig reprise his role of Detective Benoit Blanc and features Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick and Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.

The festival says the plot sees Blanc "travel to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colourful suspects".

Johnson, said: “I’m thrilled to be back at LFF with Glass Onion, and it’s an honour to be closing the festival. A proper whodunnit really does belong in London, so it feels a bit like coming home.”

Festival director Tricia Tuttle added: “Rian Johnson’s Knives Out was a major hit when we hosted the European Premiere at the Festival in 2019. Our audiences adored the film’s wit and that it tipped its very stylish hat to the wonderful tradition of British onscreen sleuths. And here, Rian Johnson strikes gold again with the help of the year’s hottest ensemble cast. Like its predecessor, Glass Onion is entertaining and culturally literate in equal measure, making some hilarious, razor sharp observations about the world we live in. The European Premiere of the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will bring the house down as the Closing Gala of the 66th BFI London Film Festival.”

The festival has previously announced it will open on October 5 with the world premiere of Matilda: The Musical, starring Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough and Sindhu Vee and featuring young debutant Alisha Weir as the young girl with a lot of curiosity.

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