The sequel to Knives Out has an all-star cast, whose projects range from iconic rom-coms to recent horror hits.
A long-awaited sequel to Rian Johnson’s 2019 Knives Out – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery finally gets a limited theatrical release on November 23, a month prior to its December release on Netflix. The film has already gotten praise from critics and is bound to give a thrilling engaging experience to viewers.
Ever since the first announcements about Glass Onion, the film started to get a lot of buzz due to its all-star cast. Besides Daniel Craig, who reprises the role of a mysterious charismatic Detective Benoit Blanc, the ensemble cast includes people like Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista, whose previous work is beloved by many people around the world.
Daniel Craig’s most memorable character is without a doubt the Secret Agent James Bond. Despite his amazing performances in films like Layer Cake (2004), Munich (2005), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and Logan Lucky (2017), he’s going to be forever remembered as one of the best 007 agents.
No Time to Die marked Daniel Craig’s final portrayal of James Bond, and it did not disappoint die-hard fans of the character. The actor finally put the successful franchise on the shelf and is ready to pursue many more interesting roles much like Detective Benoit Blanc in Knives Out (2019) and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022).
Ever since films like Primal Fear (1996), American History X (1998) and Fight Club (1999) Edward Norton has cemented himself as one of the most talented actors of his generation. The actor has incredible versatility and makes each of his characters relatable and sympathetic.
In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman (2014), one of the best movies about acting, which won an Academy Award for Best Film, Edward takes on the role of Mike Shiner, who is selfish and blunt, but nevertheless an incredibly talented method actor. Norton’s performance in the movie is full of life and urgency, which the Academy rewarded with a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In Glass Onion he takes on the role of a tech millionaire Miles Bron who becomes the reason for the murder mystery in the first place.
The role of Miles Bron’s ex-business partner “Andi” is played in Glass Onion by the multi-talented American singer and actress Janelle Monáe. Over the years she starred in movies with big social messages like Moonlight (2016), Hidden Figures (2016), and The Glorias (2020).
In Hidden Figures, Janelle holds her own against acting matadors Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson, while portraying a real mathematician and engineer Mary Jackson. It’s not surprising she won in the Outstanding Breakthrough Performance category at Black Reel Awards.
Mostly known for her comedic roles, actress Kathryn Hahn has proved time and time again her undeniable ability to be both hilarious and dramatically vulnerable. Kathryn’s performances in We’re the Millers (2013) and Bad Moms (2016) are just as memorable as those in Revolutionary Road (2008) and Captain Fantastic (2016).
Recently the actress joined the MCU family in the first Marvel Studious TV series WandaVision as the witch Agatha Harkness. Kathryn’s embodiment of the character was very well-received by critics and audiences, and she will return to the role in the upcoming Disney+ series Agatha: Coven of Chaos. In Glass Onion the actress portrays Claire Debella, the governor of Connecticut.
America's sweetheart actress Kate Hudson, who starred in many unforgettable movies like Almost Famous (2000) and Bride Wars (2009), has proved over the years that she’s a force to be reckoned with. Her natural openness and elegance shine through the screen and make each performance unforgettable, which will probably also happen with the upcoming Glass Onion where the actress portrays fashion designer Birdie Jay.
Arguably one of the best romantic comedies and a comfort movie for many fans, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days stays relevant and relatable to this day. Kate Hudson’s chemistry with Matthew McConaughey makes everyone ache for that kind of special connection and believe in the existence of true love.
Birdie’s (Kate Hudson) assistant is portrayed in Glass Onion by young and talented English actress Jessica Henwick. She’s famous for her roles in big fantasy projects like Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Iron Fist (2017-2018), and Game of Thrones (2015 – 2017).
Recently Jessica portrayed Bugs in the fourth installment of The Matrix franchise The Matrix Resurrections (2021) where she starred opposite Keanu Reeves, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and other big Hollywood stars. Her portrayal of Bugs, a true believer in Neo’s story, creates a connection with the audience and a sense of reassurance in where the truth might lie within the Matrix.
Glass Onion is set to have a character Duke Cody, who is a man’s rights activist and a Youtube star played by Dave Batista. Needless to say, this description alone suggests fine comedy moments in the movie. A former professional wrestler has conquered the acting world with some impressive badass roles in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Army of the Dead (2021), and Dune (2021).
In Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead David plays a leading character, mercenary Scott Ward, who is in charge of an operation of retrieving a large sum of money amid the zombie apocalypse. The actor gives an earnest yet very strong performance which contributed a lot to the movie's success among the audience.
An actor with an endless list of accolades and extensive versatile filmography, Ethan Hawke portrays in Glass Onion Edward Norton's character Miles's assistant and butler. The dynamic between this duo is certainly intriguing to see on screen.
This year Ethan Hawke did not disappoint the fans with yet another impressive role in one of the best horrors of 2022 The Black Phone which features a movie trope with disturbing terrifying phone calls. He gives a spine-chilling performance of serial killer The Grabber who abducts boys in Denver's suburbs.
Leslie Odom Jr. has become widely famous due to his amazing performance in the musical Hamilton, but also starred in many popular TV projects and films like Person of Interest (2013–2014), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), The Many Saints of Newark (2021) and voiced Owen Tillerman in Central Park (2020 – present).
One of Leslie’s most notable and praised movie performances is the portrayal of American singer Sam Cooke in Regina King’s One Night in Miami… (2020). Not only did the actor give his all to the role, but he also composed an original song for the movie, “Speak Now,” which was nominated for the Academy Award. In Glass Onion Leslie plays a Mile’s scientist guy who ends up in the house for a murder mystery party.
Duke’s (David Batista) girlfriend and assistant for his YouTube channel in Glass Onion is portrayed by Madelyn Cline, who was recently discovered audiences thanks to Netflix’s TV series Outer Banks.
In Outer Banks, Madelyn plays the character Sarah Cameron, who belongs to the top of the social hierarchy, the Kooks. However, the character's depth is found through the fact that she doesn’t want to live the Kooks lifestyle and gets mixed up with Pogues, the working class on the island. The complex character allows Cline to show her true talent.
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