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Star-studded whodunnit 'Knives Out' premieres in London

Poster of Knives Out Photograph:( Twitter )

Reuters London, London, Great Britain (UK) Oct 09, 2019, 12.55 PM (IST)

'Knives Out', a star-studded murder mystery written and directed by 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson premiered at the London Film Festival on Tuesday (October 8).

The movie stars James Bond actor Daniel Craig alongside an A-list cast including Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis and Don Johnson.

Craig plays a famed detective working with local police to find out who murdered a wealthy crime author played by veteran actor Christopher Plummer.

"It was nice doing something that had this much dialogue in it, I think that was the main difference. With Star Wars you try to be very economic with dialogue. It's fun to have all these amazing actors and give them a bunch of words to say and watch them chew on them," Rian Johnson told Reuters on the red carpet.

The all-star cast also includes new Bond girl Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, and LaKeith Stanfield.

"We bonded instantly. There was an incredible sense of commitment and respect for each other. We bounced right into it, there was no waiting, no rehearsals, no table read, no nothing, show up and bring it!" Don Johnson said.

'Knives Out' will be released in the United Kingdom and the United States on November 27, and globally in late November and early December.

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The movie stars James Bond actor Daniel Craig alongside an A-list cast including Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis and Don Johnson.