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Glass Onion: Meet The Characters Of Benoit Blanc’s Subsequent Case In Knives Out Sequel – Unique Photographs

It’s no surprise that Daniel Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc suspected foul play in Knives Out – the solid of characters who had been presumably behind the homicide of Harlan Thrombey had been a nefarious bunch, from a right-wing-radicalised teenager, to an array of egocentric money-grabbers wanting a slice of their father’s novel-writing empire, performed by a star-studded ensemble of a few of Hollywood’s best actors. Now, writer-director Rian Johnson has cooked up a contemporary batch of suspects for Benoit Blanc’s second case in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller, with an equally impeccable solid – enjoying a gaggle of previous acquaintances summoned to Greece by a wealthy buddy for a murder-mystery sport that will get somewhat too actual.

Above, you’ll see Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. as Lionel Toussaint, joined by Kathryn Hahn’s Claire Debella (a Connecticut governor operating for Senate) and Kate Hudson’s fashionista Birdie Jay. “I think about that as sophisticated as these relationships are, these folks have historical past, so what retains them coming again collectively?” says Odom Jr. “I believed loads in regards to the authentic spark of what introduced them collectively once they had been youthful. There should be one thing in it that’s joyful. As fraught as we arrive on that island in Greece initially of this movie, that’s now the place we started. Love is sophisticated, friendships could be sophisticated.”

Odom Jr.’s Toussaint is a scientist who works for Edward Norton’s tech disruptor Miles Bron – seen right here going through off with Dave Bautista’s YouTube star Duke Cody, who’s attending the occasion together with his youthful girlfriend and channel assistant Whiskey, performed by Madelyn Cline. “The species that [Miles] is derived from can be immediately recognisable to lots of people in our period of tech billionaires,” teases Johnson.

Additionally among the many fray is The Matrix Resurrections star Jessica Henwick as Birdie’s assistant Peg, and Janelle Monáe as tech entrepreneur Cassandra ‘Andi’ Model – right here seen getting confrontational with Hahn’s Claire. The governor, says Johnson, “pisses everybody off, and is attempting to string the needle in many various methods, when it comes to her public persona and what she’s keen to compromise to be able to keep in workplace.”

That friction can be felt because the characters rub up in opposition to one another via the course of Glass Onion – which, like Knives Out earlier than it, has an undercurrent of social commentary among the many whodunnit twists and turns. “The film itself is just not solely in regards to the revenue divide, however that positively has an enormous place in it,” says Johnson of the concepts beneath Glass Onion’s layers. “We’re in a second in historical past the place the divide feels more and more obscene. Like a circus that we are able to’t preserve our eyes off even because the unfavorable results of it grow to be increasingly more actual in all our lives.” If there’s anybody who can choose the perpetrator amongst them, it’s Benoit Blanc – although his Gravity’s Rainbow technique could also be examined much more this time round.

Learn Empire’s full world-exclusive Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller cowl characteristic within the October 2022 subject, full of never-before-seen photographs and talking to Johnson, Daniel Craig, and the ensemble solid – together with Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Janelle Monáe – to get the within scoop on Benoit Blanc’s newest case. Discover it on newsstands from Thursday 1 September, or pre-order a replica on-line right here. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller streams on Netflix from 23 December.

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