“Knives Out’’ — a modern-day American whodunnit that marks writer-director Rian Johnson’s first outing since little-seen indie flick “Star Wars: The Last Jedi’’ — unveiled its enigmatic first trailer on Tuesday, teasing a murderer’s row of stars led by Daniel Craig and Chris Evans.
The first take a look at Johnson’s new endeavor, which was shot throughout the Boston area closing fall, holds its taking part in playing cards understandably close to the chest, nonetheless, its style — the smoky intrigue of a conventional Agatha Christie novel paired with Johnson’s playful sensibilities — is on the full present.
Craig and Lakeith Stanfield star as two detectives dispatched to look into the lack of lifetime of famed crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), solely to review that the deceased’s tight-lipped clan (along with Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, and Jaeden Martell) all harbor secrets and techniques and strategies that might present pertinent to the investigation.
“You all love twisting the knife into one another,’’ Craig’s Poirot-esque Detective Benoit Blanc exclaims, in a conspicuous Southern twang. Evans’s prodigal son undoubtedly seems none too thrilled to be cooped up due to the gumshoes sleuth throughout the family property, cursing out his household one by one. “What is that this, CSI: KFC?’’ Evans’s character says later to Blanc, drawing a snort of laughter from Stanfield’s detective.
Ana de Armas (“Blade Runner 2049’’), Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford (“13 Reasons Why’’), Riki Lindhome (“Under the Silver Lake’’), and BU grad Raúl Castillo (“Looking’’) costar. Frank Oz, who labored with Johnson on “The Last Jedi,’’ moreover has a small operate throughout the endeavor.
Even if “Knives Out’’ hadn’t spent two months capturing proper right here, there’d be a lot of causes to stay up for the murder thriller, slated for launch around Thanksgiving. Of observe: The film marks Sudbury native Evans’s first film since bidding adieu to Captain America on this summer season’s “Avengers: Endgame.’’
“Knives Out’’ is out Nov. 27.