Netflix’s Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery Adds Kerry Washington Alongside Daniel Craig – Exclusive Announcement!

Los Angeles, California – The highly anticipated Knives Out sequel is shaping up to be a star-studded affair with the addition of Kerry Washington to the cast alongside Daniel Craig. Titled “Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery,” the film will see Washington join new cast members Josh O’Connor, Cailee Spaeny, and Andrew Scott. Craig is set to reprise his role as detective Benoit Blanc, with Rian Johnson returning as director and writer for the film.

Details about the plot of the movie remain under wraps, but fans can expect another thrilling installment in the Knives Out series. The previous film, “Glass Onion,” premiered in 2022 with Craig reprising his role as Blanc. Netflix secured the rights to release the sequel after striking a $450 million deal for two more films in the franchise.

Known for her award-winning role in the series Scandal, Washington continues to be a powerhouse in both film and television. In addition to her upcoming role in “Wake Up Dead Man,” she is set to star in the Netflix film “Six Triple Eight” directed by Tyler Perry. Washington has also recently completed work on the action film “Shadow Force” and is gearing up for the second season of her Hulu show “Unprisoned.”

Production for “Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery” is scheduled to begin next month, with Netflix aiming for a release date in 2025. With an ensemble cast brimming with talent, the latest addition of Kerry Washington is sure to add even more excitement to the highly anticipated sequel. Washington is represented by CAA, Washington Square Arts, and attorney Gretchen Rush.